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Problems with FileGet() binary and escape characters

Hi everyone,

I am accessing several binary (PCL) files sequentially using a for
loop. For each file I am using the fileget() command to populate the
contents of the file into a string. I use the following commands to
do so:

LengthofOverlay = FileLen(PCLOven _Burn_Directory & OverlayForm)
OverlayContent = StrDup(Lengthof Overlay, "x")
Seek(OverlayInt eger, 1)
FileGet(Overlay Integer, OverlayContent, , StringisFixedLe ngth = False)

This works great for all of my PCL files except one. When it get to
that particular file, instead of populating the entire file into
"OverlayContent " it simply populates until it hits three escape
charaters in a row. This particular file has several sets of three
escape characters in sequence. I don't know why, and I don't
particularly care. Except for the fact that my fileget command won't
"cross" these escape characters!

Instead of populating "OverlayContent " with 5165 bytes of data (the
true length of this file), only 54 bytes get populated. Does anyone
know what significance three escape characters has for fileget() and
how I can coax it to ignore these?

Mike Cooper
Nov 21 '05 #1
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