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Reading and writing integers to file in big-endian order

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Hello,

I need to read and write integers (4 byte) from/to a file in big-endian order.  What is the best way to change the byte order of an integer in VB.NET?  I am writing a file with unicode strings and that part was easy using the Encoding object with a BinaryReader and BinaryWriter but the integer values are more difficult.

Thanks in advance,
Rob
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big-endian?, the smallest first and the biggest last?
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The high-order byte first down to the low-order (big-endian).  This is the opposite of how Windows (Intel platforms) store values (little-endian).
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Use the BitConverter class.
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