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Text File Creation

O.k I need assistance in a VB program Im working On
I need to select a directory in the app and Once the directory is
selected I need my Vb to go thru All files in the Selected Directory..
And Create a text File wth all Files in the Directory Listed as the
format below

2 "L" 2 2 "Programname w/o.ext" "L$dirpath/Filenamew.ext "MAIN"

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It might sound like a lot of work, and maybe it is, but any help would be appreciated. Perhaps an uploaded sample program or copy/paste of a project's coding would be sufficient if anyone takes the liberty of putting this together for me.

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