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Posted on 2004-08-23
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we have need for still reading 'dos' files created in pds-compiler (basic)
we do this
'at main form
Private Type RFile
  Id As String * 5
  Money As String * 8
 End Type
Dim Myfile As RFile

'load form1

' at test location on form1
Private Sub txtbal_GotFocus()
Dim y As Integer
Dim Myfile As RFile
' this file was created in qbasic compiler  is still needed thats why i want to open it in VB
Open "test.tst" For Random As #12 Len = 13
For i% = 1 To 4
Get #12, i%, Myfile
DUM$ = ""
For y% = 1 To 8
DUM$ = DUM$ + Str$(Asc(Mid$(Myfile.Money, y%, 1)))
Next
Printer.Print i%, Len(Myfile.Id); "/"; Len(Myfile.Money); "/"; DUM$; "/"      
' prints len= 5 and = 8, so len is ok,  but   dum$ contains only chr(0) values
' and i'm sure it contains non-zero chr's
'what wrong?
Next
Close 12
End Sub
Regards Jack

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Jaime Olivares earned 750 total points
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try with
DUM$ = DUM$ + Str$(Asc(Mid$(CStr(Myfile.Money), y%, 1)))
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by:BIAPRO
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plus i found out  that the old-dos-programmers habbit,  open a file and like the
old days assuming that windows will open it the file in your 'working' vb-directory is
false, i really  have to say:  open "I:\vbwork\test.tst"  instead of "test.tst"
together it solved.
regards Jack Biapro Aruba
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