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Read binary digits into memory

Posted on 1999-07-26
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I previously (under a different name) how to read the binary digits from a file and write them to a ascii text file in either binary or hex, but now i am wondering if there is a way to read them into an integer in memory as a decimal number.
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Use the following function to change base 2 to base 10

  Dim iInt As Integer

  iInt = Val(nTOm(Text5, 2, 10))
 


Private Function nTOm(sX As String, n As Integer, m As Integer)

    'works for number bases 2 to 16
   
    Dim lNumber As Long
    Dim c As Integer
    Dim sAtom As String
    Dim lVal As Long
    Dim x As Long
   
    For c = Len(sX) To 1 Step -1
   
        sAtom = UCase(Mid(sX, c, 1))
       
        If n > 10 Then
       
            If sAtom >= "A" And sAtom <= "F" Then
           
                lVal = Asc(sAtom) - Asc("A") + 10
               
            Else
               
                lVal = CLng(sAtom)
               
            End If
           
        Else
       
            lVal = CLng(sAtom)
           
        End If
       
        lNumber = lNumber + lVal * n ^ x
       
        x = x + 1
       
    Next
   
    nTOm = ""
   
    While lNumber > 0
   
        x = lNumber Mod m
       
        If x < 10 Then
       
            sAtom = CStr(x)
           
        Else
       
            sAtom = Chr(Asc("A") + x - 10)
           
        End If
       
        nTOm = sAtom + nTOm
       
        lNumber = lNumber \ m
       
       
    Wend
   
    If nTOm = "" Then nTOm = "0"
   
End Function

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