Listbox display of entire 256 IBM DOS ASCII char set
Posted on 1998-05-22
Back in the DOS days, every ASCII character from 1 through 256 had a screen representation. Ten years ago I wrote a Hex File Dump and ASCII Edit utility that allowed the contents of ANY file to be viewed and edited. Now I want to write something similar in VB5.
But ... I'm having problems displaying characters less than ASC(32) and greater then ASC(127).
What I'm looking for is a mix of (A) a multi-line textBox-like control and (B) a fixed TrueType font ... such that when combined allows display of the entire old IBM 256 ASCII character set. The solution must be 32 bit and I'm willing to purchase a special control and purchase a font if necessary.
Please do not attempt to answer this question unless you've actually TRIED the solution you propose. I've been programming for 25+ years and this problem does NOT have a simple solution. Everything I've tried "almost" works but have not yet found a way to display characters below 32 (especially characters like line feed, carriage return and tab).
I've made this question worth a lot of points because I want a real working solution, not someone's guess.
Thanks for your help
=================> Frederick Volking