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VB BinaryReader, reading Characters from stream

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Hi, I have the following problem with my VB code: accented characters are
being transformed into a cr-lf pair!

I am reading a sequence of bytes from a binary file, one part of which is a
text string.
Here is a code snippet:

Dim fs As New FileStream("c:\test.bin", FileMode.Open)
Dim br As New BinaryReader(fs)
Dim str As String

str = br.ReadChars(10)
Debug.WriteLine(str)

if the test.bin file contains the characters 1234567890, there is no
problem: the output is
1234567890
but if it contains the text 12345à7890 then i get an output of :
12345
7890

Any accented character is turned into a cr-lf pair!
How can I read in a 10 byte binary sequence and store it as a string?

Thanks for any pointers,
James
Mar 28 '06 #1
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James,

You have to pass in the appropriate Encoding to the BinaryReader
constructor.
Mattias

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Mar 29 '06 #2

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"Mattias Sjögren" <ma********************@mvps.org> wrote in message
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James,

You have to pass in the appropriate Encoding to the BinaryReader
constructor.

Mattias

Thanks for that,
James
Mar 29 '06 #3

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