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sprintf in VB

Posted on 1998-06-18
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what would the replacement  for format data command in C such as spirntf.
eg) sprintf((tmpstr, "%02%02", x,y)
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Question by:platiumstar
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by:RentRight
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Format$(x, "00") & Format$(y, "00")
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by:platiumstar
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your answer is close, but I think there is a slight difference between these, the number of bytes allocated is different.
unless I'm totally confused about how these commands work.

thanks
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by:brunchey
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what does sprintf do in C?  does this just print a line of text
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by:brunchey
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what does sprintf do in C?  does this just print a line of text
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RentRight earned 50 total points
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sprintf will yield 5 bytes because strings in C are null terminated. I did not know you wanted the null terminator.  If you do change it to
Format$(x, "00") & Format$(y, "00") & chr(0)
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by:platiumstar
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thanks for the answer.
for brunchey:

sprintf() format stuff into a string, you can pack anything, numbers, characters, ...
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