i am working with chinese words for the purpose of sending chinese invoices overseas. i have one program which allows a user to input the chinese equivalent for items, and then order them in chinese to be sent overseas. this program where they input the items in chinese has stumped me a bit, with the conversions from ANSI to UNicode, etc.
I have a Unicode text box, where a user will enter the Chinese symbols, or English equivalent for an item. then they click a button which will save this value away in a table, (SQL Server). This is fine, but when i do save the chinese item name, VB converts it into a long, non-sensical string of characters.
My question is, how do i read the chinese item name in unicode from my unicode text box, without VB handling it, i.e. without it interferring with my value???