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Byte Swap Little Endian To Double

I have a 8 byte buffer and I need to convert it to a "Double". It's in little endian format. I need to know how to convert it using 8 bytes. I NEED HELP!!!

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Public Function SwapEndianInteger(ByVal w As Integer) As Long
' converts Big Endian Word to Little Endian Word

CopyMemory ByVal VarPtr(SwapEndianInteger), ByVal VarPtr(w) + 1, 1
CopyMemory SwapEndianInteger, ByVal VarPtr(w) + 1, 1

End Function
Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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Firstly, we are all familiar with strings stored in ANSI so if you write

strThing = "AB"
and examine it in a Hex Editor you will see 4142 ( 6566 in decimal ) as you would expect. So how do the Chinese manage? Well, the answer of course is that instead of using 256 bytes they use Unicode which has 256 X 256 ( ie 65536 bytes ) So if you write ( these are Chinese chars but may appear as a row of question marks depending on your fonts or something! )

strThing = "テン"
and examine it in a Hex Editor you will see C630F330 ( edit - needless to say having saved the html file from the site I see something totally different but we knew that would happen didn't we ) . I know that because I am preparing this document on Word Pad and just saved it using the "Unicode Text Document" option and then opened it using the AXE ( ) hex editor. It seems that Windows uses Little Endian Unicode where the Least Significant Byte comes first whereas Java uses big-endian where the Most Significant Byte comes first. Having said that it appears that VB works with Big Endian but is baffled by Little Endian - go figure. If you check this file in a hex editor you ( should ) see that the file starts with FFFE which signifies Little Endian format. Big Endian would start with FEFF although I believe that if there is nothing there then it is default Big Endian ( I may be wrong about that though )

Visual Basic takes care of most of this stuff so unlike C programmers we can all ignore it most of the time. The problem comes when you can't. My specific problem was that I have a routine that downloads net files which may or may not be text files in binary which I then need to convert to a text file ( I could download as a text file but for other reasons wanted to download everything as binary ) Now in theory you can use the StrConv function provided as standard in VB. If you press F1 you will find the following helpful statement "When you're converting from a Byte array in ANSI format to a string, you should use the StrConv function. When you're converting from such an array in Unicode format, use an assignment statement" My problem is that I did not know the format until I had done the conversion. Anyway, I eventually found an extremely useful site:

From this I developed code which works

Dim bytBuffer() As Byte
Dim strBuffer As String
bytBuffer = inet.GetChunk(1024, icByteArray)
strBuffer = bytBuffer 'The assignment - important step

Is the string found Little Endian?

Public Function LittleEndianFound(strBuffer As String) As Boolean
If Hex(IntegerFromStrB(strBuffer, 1)) = "FF" And Hex(IntegerFromStrB(strBuffer, 2)) = "FE" Then
LittleEndianFound = True
LittleEndianFound = False
End If
End Function

This is how we found out

Public Function IntegerFromStrB(strBuffer As String, lngOffset As Long) As Integer
Dim lngThing As Long
lngThing = AscB(MidB$(strBuffer, lngOffset, 1))
'Do data conversion tricks to turn the unsigned character into a signed Basic integer
If lngThing And &H8000& Then
IntegerFromStrB = lngThing Or &HFFFF000
IntegerFromStrB = lngThing And &HFFFF&
End If
End Function

Public Function ConvertLittleEndianString(strBuffer As String) As String
'It is "Little Endian" Unicode so needs changing into "Big Endian" Unicode
Dim lngCnt As Long
For lngCnt = 3 To LenB(strBuffer) Step 2
ConvertLittleEndianString = ConvertLittleEndianString & Chr(IntegerFromStrB(strBuffer, lngCnt))
End Function

This code is now in my routine and works which is the ultimate test as far as I am concerned!

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I'm using this code, but is there a way to double the size of a byte? (so: 2 bytes)

Private Type DataRead
leagueid As Byte
space1 As Byte
teamid As Byte
space2 As Byte
End Type

Have been searching on the forums and MSDN, but couldn't find anything. I want something to read leagueid and space1 in one thing. In my hex editor the value is "3203", but when reading teamid out of the file it only gives the first part "32".

0100 0000 0D01 0000
0100 0000 0F01 0000
0100 0000 1001 0000
0100 0000 3203 0000
0100 0000 3303 0000
0100 0000 3403 0000
0100 0000 3A03 0000
0100 0000 A205 0000
0100 0000 A305 0000
0100 0000 A505 0000
0100 0000 EC05 0000
0100 0000 FC06 0000
Sorry for my poor English, but what I want is this:
- first column = leagueid
- second column (0000) = space1
- third column = teamid
- fourth column = space2

Greetings and thanks in advance!

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I've searched the web and I found out that the 2 languages using different encodings (chinese using double byte encoding where 2 bytes represents 1 characters while english use one byte to represent 1 characters).

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Anyway, I'm working on a macro in Word which reads a Word file line by line and write it to a text file. Simple enough, until I had to use it on files written in Chinese. Then I started getting error messages.

Anybody know how to enable VB to output double-byte strings in Asian langs? Microsoft says that VB can't do this but hints that there are some workarounds. I've considered their IPDK but don't know if that does it.

Here is some sample code:

Sub Chi2TXT() ' not real name

Dim fso, txtfil, chidir, unidir, chichar, unichar
chidir = InputBox("Please type the full path and filename of the TXT output file", "Enter Glossary Path and Filename", "c:"

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set txtfil = fso.OpenTextFile(chidir, 2, True)
Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory, Extend:=wdMove

x = 0
y = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties("Number of Lines")

Do Until x = y 'do as many times as there are lines in the active doc
Selection.Expand Unit:=wdLine
chiline = Selection

uniline = StrConv(chiline, vbUnicode, [LocaleID])
'little help with LocaleID? Don't know which to use.

x = x + 1
txtfil.Write (uniline)
txtfil.WriteLine ""
Selection.MoveDown Unit:=wdLine, Count:=1, Extend:=wdMove

End Sub

Simple enough. I don;t use WriteLine to write UNILINE because it turns the chinese back to ANSI format. But when I do use it to insert a paragraph mark it displays that mark as a strange Unicode char (at the beginning of each line except the first) which messes up the display. If I eliminate it, the rest displays correctly.

But is there a way to FULLY enable VB to work with double-byte so I can stop doing all these tricks? I need to make other macros and this workaround might not solve all my problems.

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I have a scenario that I'm hoping to see if anyone has come across this. Basically, we wrote an app in VB6 at work. Everything had been tested in regular English Win XP and Vista and confirmed that it's working fine. This app was then installed in Korea, with the Korean version of Windows OS. It was just reported to us that it's not working at all.

Well to make it short, in our code, we have to communicate to a proprietary USB device. The USB communication chip that we purchased retrieves the input buffer from the USB port as a type string. We then depend on the ASC() function and Chr() in VB 6 a lot to do the parsing of the input buffer. Well, ASC() and Chr() work fine in single byte languages, but we just confirmed that they do not work for double byte asian languages, in this case Korean.

Has any one here come across this problem in the past? The thing that I can't understand is that for example: a character of ASCII code 128, if you run this through the ASC() function, in single byte language systems, it should give you back the value of 128. However, I have noticed that in a double byte language system, it gave me a really strange value of -23834. How can this happen?

If you have any thoughts on this, I really appreciate your help.

Thank you.

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I have a function which converts an 8 byte array (read in from a cobol program) into a double value in VBA. It works.

Do you know how to do the reverse, i.e. take a VB value and convert it into the 8 byte array representation?

I am stumped. Any hints you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Pin Suew

Here is the function which converts 8 byte array into a double value.

Function cv8ByteArrayToDouble(Bytes As Variant, ByRef d As Double) As Boolean
' Please note - bytes are number 1 - 8 and bits in each byte start at 1 and go to 8.
Dim dImpliedMantissa As Double
Dim lBiasedExponent As Long
Dim lSignOfMantissa As Long

If (Not UBound(Bytes) - LBound(Bytes) + 1) = 8 Then
GoTo ErrHandler
End If

dImpliedMantissa = 0
lBiasedExponent = 0
lSignOfMantissa = 1 ' Assuming bit in 64th position is 0 (and SignOfMantissa of ImpliedMantissa is positive)
cv8ByteArrayToDouble = True

' (A) Check if ImpliedMantissa is negative
If (Bytes(1) And CByte(128)) > 0 Then
lSignOfMantissa = -1
End If
' Debug.Print "Sign of Implied Mantissa: " & lSignOfMantissa

' (B) Get the value of the BiasedExponent (valueofbits-fixed value of 1023)
' Start at bit 5 of bytes(2) and goto bit 7 of bytes(1)
Dim lByteCtr As Long
Dim lByteFrom As Long
For lByteCtr = 5 To 8
If (CByte((2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1))) And Bytes(2)) > 0 Then
lBiasedExponent = lBiasedExponent + 2 ^ (lByteCtr - 5)
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 1 To 7
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(1)) > 0 Then
lBiasedExponent = lBiasedExponent + 2 ^ (lByteCtr + 3)
End If
Next lByteCtr
lBiasedExponent = lBiasedExponent - 1023
' Debug.Print "Biased Exponent: " & lBiasedExponent
' (C) Get the value of the Implied Mantissa (1+(Value of binary fraction))
For lByteCtr = 4 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(2)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr - 4)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 8 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(3)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr + 4)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 8 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(4)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr + 12)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 8 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(5)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr + 20)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 8 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(6)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr + 28)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 8 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(7)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr + 36)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
For lByteCtr = 8 To 1 Step -1
If (CByte(2 ^ (lByteCtr - 1)) And Bytes(8)) > 0 Then
dImpliedMantissa = dImpliedMantissa + (1 / (2 ^ (9 - lByteCtr + 44)))
End If
Next lByteCtr
dImpliedMantissa = 1 + dImpliedMantissa
' Debug.Print "Implied Mantissa: " & dImpliedMantissa
' Debug.Print StrConv(dImpliedMantissa, vbUnicode)

d = lSignOfMantissa * dImpliedMantissa * (2 ^ lBiasedExponent)
Exit Function
cv8ByteArrayToDouble = False
d = 0 ' 0 vallue
End Function

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I am reading in the bytes with:
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(ByVal hFile As Long, _
lpBuffer As Any, _
ByVal nNumberOfBytesToRead As Long, _
lpNumberOfBytesRead As Long, _
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Apologies here because it seems code is on this site, but after a few hours of searching and trying code, just can't seem to get it.

What I need to do output to a file the hex representation of signed 16 and 32 bit integers - in big-endian order.

I've tried two methods:

1) Get the hex representation (Hex function) of the integer or long, then figure out the algorithm to switch to big-endian.

2) Use API calls wsock32.ntohl, wsock32.ntohs and kernel32.RtlMoveMemory.

Problems with #1:

I can't seem to figure out how to get the result from Hex() properly to the file. For example, for the number 257, Hex returns 101. But when sticking to the file, how do I know if it should be written as 10 01 or 01 01? I know it's 01 01, but not sure how to parse, especially with larger results. In addition, this is still in little-endian order, so there's more work to do.

Problems with #2:

Crashes every time for me, probaby something I'm missing, not sure. Also, I'm not sure if the results returned will be what I need. My failed code:

Dim iNum As Integer
iNum = ntohs(257)
Dim sNum As String
Call CopyMemory(sNum, ByVal iNum, 2)
MsgBox (sNum)

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Does anybody know how i can achieve this or have some idea of where i could look to find a solution?????

Thanks in advance

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I am having problems converting a double (8 bytes) from intel to unix format for writing to a file. Can anyone give me any ideas what's going wrong with this code?

Private Type udtTwoLongs
Long1 As Long
Long2 As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function HostToNetLong Lib "ws2_32.dll" Alias "ntohl" (ByVal v_lng32BitLittleEndian As Long) As Long
'Converts an Intel (Host) 32 bit byte order to Unix (Net)

Private Declare Sub CopyMemory Lib "kernel32" Alias "RtlMoveMemory" (Destination As Any, Source As Any, ByVal Length As Long)
'Copy bytes of memory from one location to another

Public Function WriteDouble(ByVal dblValueToWrite As Double, Optional ByVal blnIEEE As Boolean = False)
Dim typTwoLongs As udtTwoLongs
If blnIEEE Then
'Convert to bigendian
CopyMemory typTwoLongs, dblValueToWrite, 8
typTwoLongs.Long1 = HostToNetLong(typTwoLongs.Long1)
typTwoLongs.Long2 = HostToNetLong(typTwoLongs.Long2)
CopyMemory dblValueToWrite, typTwoLongs, 8
End If

'Write out the value
Put #m_intFileNumber, , dblValueToWrite
End Function



Little Endian Order?
hi all,

trying to write a small app that manipulates a 16-bit 44.1khz wav file.

i have found out that the data in the data chunk of the wav is stored as 2's complement signed integers, in little endian format (i think this means that the two bytes are reversed, right?)

i hope to open the wav as a binary file.

to access the data, do i read in 2 bytes at a time & work out the 16bit number by reversing them & then applying two's complement?

or is there a data type that will do all this for me?


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I need to convert a single data type number into 4 bytes in Big-Endian format so I can transmit the number through MSComm.

For example, how would I convert pi=3.1415 and put it in a buffer (say txBuffer()) and transmit it using MSComm.Output = txBuffer()?

Been working on this a couple days and still haven't found a resolution. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm decoding a file that is written in Big Endian (Motorola). I've found a pretty nice technique to read in 4 bytes of data, byte swap it, and convert it to a Long Data Type.

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Any ideas how to convert Endian with VB?



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Hi, this may sound like a weird question and I don't undertstand the concept of Big-Endian or Little-Endian much (guilty as charged ), but I got told that for a protocol I needed to do this:



where header the a 4-byte little-endian size of the body and body is
(the body / string )

My current code gets a 2-byte little endian size of a string and it is:

Buf1 = (Len(buf) Mod 256)
Buf2 = ((Len(buf) - Buf1) / 256)
(where buf is the string to get the length of)
Unfortunately, this isnt my code, as I have no idea how 'Mod' works.

Any feedback is appreciated

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Private Sub Command1_Click()
'// Pillar of Autum Change To Offset
' If Combo Selected Option Is "A10 ( Pillar of Autum )" Then Do Formula Below
If Combo1.Text = "A10 ( Pillar of Autum )" Then
' Declare Variable
Dim blah As String
' If Field Is Blank Then Exit Sub
If Text1.Text = "" Then Exit Sub
' Make "blah" Equal To Text1.Text
blah = Text1.Text
' Declare Variable
Dim Ang88() As String * 2
' Declare Variable
Dim i As Long
' Declare Variable
Dim i2 As Long
' Set Variable Value
i = 1
' Set Variable Value
i2 = 1
' Dim Ang88 Again
ReDim Ang88(1 To Len(Text1.Text))
For i2 = 1 To Len(Text1.Text)
Ang88(i) = blah
For i = Len(Text1.Text) To 1 Step -1
' Within Text Answer Field Put The Value Which Is Ang88
Text2.Text = Ang88(i)
' Next
' End The If Statement
End If
' Set Focus To Answer Field
End Sub
Within this area of code:

For i2 = 1 To Len(Text1.Text)
Ang88(i) = blah
we are having trouble. How would we load that info into a variable?

Thanks to anyone who replies

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Any help on this ?

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I am needing to load and save to a specific file type that was created using Motorola (Big-Endian) byte order.

It contains dynamic length strings which is where the difficulty arises.

The other thing i'm seeing is the strings length bytes are only 16 bit. So instead of each string being preceeded by a 2 byte value indicating the length of the string, its preceeded by 1 byte.

So when VB tries to Get the data from the file into the ends up thinking the first character of the string is part of the length and allocates way too much for the string. stumped. Any thoughts?

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also if any one knows how to do a logarithm in VB (NOT math.Log, the actual formula, aka Taylors series) i could use this as well!!

Convert Any Object Into Byte Array. (or At Least Stdpicture To Byte())
Hello. I need to convert any object into a byte array. If that's not possible, I need to at least be able to convert a stdpicture (I think thats the kind of image you get when you get a picture from the clipboard, printscrn...) to a byte array.

I really need to be able to do this to send pictures over directplay.

Please help me out. Thanks.



Didn't want to bump up the topic because the problem was resolved. Thanks for your help onerr0r!!

Little Endian, MIDI File Creation
I've never done anything with MIDI programming. I have played MIDI files, and have some grasp of them only from this perspective. I was hoping to produce at a minimum a capability to translate musical notes based on standard notation into MIDI data, and hopefully, play back note sequences in MIDI. I've been referred to MIDI standards, but they seem to spend some time discussing manipulation of bytes in terms of big and little endian representation. I am fairly lost. Is there any straightforward, well documented code out there that demonstrates how to transform, say, a middle C note into a MIDI output with a specific duration? The first challenge is establishing how to take a note name and turn it into MIDI data. The next is how to produce sequences of notes with whatever separators are necessary. The third, and, I hope, final one, is identifying how to package the file to tell the MIDI device to start playing, to play the specific notes indicated, and then to stop. (A fourth might be how to save all this so any MIDI device can open the file and play it back.) I'm just interested in one instrument, single track output right now. I know this is quite a bit to request, so please keep the following in mind. If you can help, wonderful. If not, please don't push yourself just to answer these questions. I know you've got better things to do. The references I've seen don't appear to include any code examples.

Thanks for any assistance.

Read Big-Endian Files From LabView In VB6

I'm trying to read in VB6 the files I've generated with LabView. I've read that the format of LabView files is Big-Endian, while VB6 reads binary files in little-endian.

There is an example file in:

cam02d_030120a4.bin (Attached)

It's a wave register. Data is voltage in a [-10,+10]range.

I hope someone can help me, or at least, give me some "clues", I'm getting crazy with it...

Thanks in advance!

String Of Numbers Decoder - Byte By Byte
I did a few searches and came out to no avail. I can make this code work, but it's absolutely too slow. Let me write out the situation:

I have an encryption key, 255 characters represented, each byte respectively, for an ASCII numeric system. Right now I have it as a string, ex:
"32,56,71,99,255,61" continued for 255 entries.
What I want to do is, put this into a byte array so like:

Dim ByteArray() as Byte

ByteArray = Split("32,56,71,99,255,61", ",") 'and so forth, 255 numbers
Problem is, the split requires the ByteArray to be a string. So what can I do about this? I tried making two arrays

Dim StringArray() as String
Dim ByteArray as byte
Dim i as integer
StringArray = Split("32,56,71,99,255,61", ",") 'and so forth, 255 numbers
for i = 0 to 255
bytearray(i) = stringarray(i)
The above doesn't work either. I'm obviously missing some key conversion function. Anyways, once I get this all said and done, I want it to take this array and go like

dim Buffer() as byte 'Data that needs to be decoded
dim ByteArray() as byte 'Decoder key values

for i = lbound(buffer) to ubound(buffer)
buffer(i) = bytearray(buffer(i))
text1.text = asc(buffer(i))
Simple as that, decode the values... This should execute really quick, even with a ~1500byte+ sized file correct?

Anyways, thanks for all your help and hopefully I can get this figured out. ^_^

My biggest concern is speed of the whole process.. I right now have problems executing the above without taking a good 15-30 seconds per file. I believe it has to do with me not properly converting..
cdec()? cint()? cbyte hehe?

Send A File Byte By Byte
How can i open a file Byte by Byte????

How Can I Have Received Byte(s) And Send Byte(s) Using VB?
Received byte, send byte, internet connection speed, download speed, upload speed using VB

Error In &"double = Double - Double&" Statement
I am trying to compute the differnece between two dwords in visual basic and
keep getting the wrong value being computed. I have the following structure

Public Type HighLowQuote
TradeDate As String
OpenPrice As Double
HighPrice As Double
LowPrice As Double
ClosePrice As Double
Volume As Long
AdjClosePrice As Double
AmtChange As Double
End Type

I create an instance of this type as 'q'. I then do the following:
q.highprice = variant
q.lowprice = variant

at this point the locals variable window shows the values as:
q.highprice = 4.1
q.lowprice = 4

I then fall through the following code:
q.AmtChange = q.highprice - q.lowprice

q.amtchange is then valued at 9.99999999999996E-02 in the locals window when
I believe it should be valued at .1.

Why is the value not being set to .1? Is there a change I can make to get
this calculation to work how I expect or is there some other way to perform
these calculations to get the results I am after?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

VB6: How To Read Data From Binary File In IEEE Floating Point, Little-Endian Format?
I have a proprietary binary file here that contains a variable called 'Hydroxyl #', seven sample titles (2, 5, 9, 12, 20, 23, 31 - these titles could just as easily be text, so they are probably stored as strings), and the associated float values for the variable (44.94, 46.17, 51.93, 54.08, 61.62, 63.75, 84.77). I have attached the zipped data file in ''.

Below, I have also pasted a Matlab script that a long-since departed member of our company wrote to read the file. The script uses the 'fopen' command with the 'ieee-le' option (IEEE Float-Point, Little-Endian, bits not explicity specified).

My question is, how do I properly read (and also, display) this data properly in Visual Basic 6? I am currently using the 'Open ... For Binary Access Read ...' statement and the 'Input' statement to read the data into a Variant type variable. I am able to grab some of the data (Hydroxl #), but the rest looks like garbage.

Contact me at DSanborn3@hotmail, or DSanborn3 (at AIM, MSN, Yahoo) with additional questions or comments. TIA!



//-----Begin Matlab Script (read_da.m)---------------

function [a,spl_name]=read_da(fn);
% READ_DA -- read NIR NSAS data files.
% [a,spl_name]=read_da('filename');
% or
% [a,spl_name]=read_da;
% Will not work for full Vis/NIR range.
% Works for spectra transferred from pc to rs/6000 via binary ftp.
% See read_fda for reading full Vis/NIR range.

if nargin==0,
[fn,pt]=uigetfile('*.da','Select NSAS *.da file');
fn = fullfile(pt,fn);



% loop for reading sample names
while ~feof(inp)
spl_name(nspec,1:30)=[setstr(k(5:14))' sprintf(' %2g:%2g:%2g %2g-%2g-%4g',hr,mi,se,mo,da,yr)];

for i=1:nspec


//-----End Matlab Script (read_da.m)-----------------

Swap Red And Blue
This is what I'm using to swap the red and blue channels from a RGB colour value:

LeftByte = Col And &HFF0000
MiddleByte = Col And &HFF00
RightByte = Col And &HFF
Col = ((RightByte * 256) Or MiddleByte) * 256 Or LeftByte

and I'd like to know if someone can make this more simplified and, specially, faster for when you have to do this for all the pixels in an image.

How Do I Swap For Sorting
Hello Can Anyone Help

Private Sub Swap(ByRef A As String, ByRef B As String)
Dim T As String

T = A
A = B
B = T
End Sub

Private Sub cmdSort_Click()

Open "swapsort.Dat" for Input as #1
While Not EOF(1)
c% = c% + 1
ReDim a$(1 To c%)
ReDim b$(1 To c%)

Input #1, a$(c%), b$(c%)
Close #1

Open "swapsort.Dat" for Output as #1
For i% = 1 To c%
For j% = i% + 1 To c%
If a$(i%) > a$(j%) Then
What to write here For SWAP .............
Swap a$(WHAT......%)
End If
Next j%
print #1, A$(i%), b$(i%)
next i%
Close #1
End Sub


Sam F

Control Swap
I have a large VB project that uses a 3rd party control that I need to replace with another 3rd party control. For example, I have to replace all my current command buttons with a new set of buttons. Is there any automated or speddier way to do this rather than replacing each instance by hand?


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