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encode file and send

I have an app that is using sockets to dend data. Right now i can encode text from a textbox and send it to the server app where it is read, no problem.

What i need to do is grab a file that is already in binary form and send it to the server where i need to read it.
Can anyone give me pointers, i am lost in streamriters and advice from every corner of the web i can find. Seems simple but cant implement it

I tried this but all it sends is the file name (C:\blah\blah.dat etc) across to the server, not the file itself

Dim ofd As New OpenFileDialog
 ofd.ShowDialog(Me)
Dim Data() As Byte = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(ofd.FileName)
openedSocket.Send(Data)


Thanks!!
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Winston Smith
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jrschererCommented:
There are so many ways to open and read a file. It is confusing.

Here is a simple one, adapted to your problem:

        Dim ofd As New OpenFileDialog
        If ofd.ShowDialog(Me) <> Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK Then Exit Sub
        Dim sr As New StreamReader(ofd.FileName)
        Dim Data() As Byte = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sr.ReadToEnd)
        sr.Close()
        sr.Dispose()

Jack.net
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jrschererCommented:
Don't forget to import the namespace:  Imports System.IO  jack.net
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