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Hello,

I have a third-paty application that uses text type field in MSSQL server to
store data of incoming emails (full raw sources, including headers, etc.).
Since the emails come in different encodings, the character codes in the
sources of these emails are possibly in full byte range. If I read the text
field value from my C# application, I get distorted data, because some
intermediate code applies character conversion to it to deliver me a unicode
string. Nut, I want to receive the string in raw byte array format, so I
could do the adeqate codepage transformation myself.

So, the question is, how I can read the raw byte data from text field of
MSSQL server table, using ADO.NET?

Thanks,

Pavils
Nov 17 '05 #1
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