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I want to read a textfile in VB.Net using the commando readline:
Dim fileinput = New StreamReader("C:\Front_End\Upload\filiaal_0002.all", System.Text.Encoding.UTF8)
sline = fileinput.readline
This statement omit several charaters (for instance ", ')

How can i read and write this special characters??
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Hi Tilbu_Soft;

The stream reader should be able to read those characters already. Can we see a sample of the file that you are having problems with?

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Here is a sample of the file:
AR060230PLPlatinum 450/M + 15“moniIN3016788820070327016788820070327701020         HAWA12J   0137178        NJN 20070327 0167888  0000000                                                             T

Position 30 = omitted    Value = Hex 93    
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hI Tilbu_Soft;

I am sorry, by the looks of the characters posted in the question, (for instance ", '), they looked like a double quote comma an a single quote. The encoding of the text is in your data is found on Code Page 1252. The below code should work. or you can use the System.Text.Encoding.Default in place of System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding("windows-1252") but it is safer to use the one shown below.

        Dim fileinput As New StreamReader("C:\Front_End\Upload\filiaal_0002.all", System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding("windows-1252"))
        Dim sline As String = fileinput.ReadLine
        fileinput.Close()


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by:Tilbu_Soft
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This is the solution.....thank you

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Not a problem, glad I was able to help. ;=)
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