I'm not very experienced with the multilingual/unicode aspects of Windows... so I'm not sure where to begin here.
I have a folder with a number of files in them. Some of the files have unicode names... some contain chinese characters and russian characters, etc.
So what I need to do is read in these file names into a string, such that I preserve the unicode values. Dir() is woefully inadequate for that ;) I think FindFirstFileW() can do it... but I haven't had any luck getting it to work and I feel like there ought to be a managed .NET way of doing this.
The next thing I need to do is pass this unicode string to a webpage, as a parameter in the URL. I don't need code to actually PERFORM the query to the website, I know how to do that. But I don't know how to format the url to include unicode characters. What kind of string would I need to pass as the url? Some kind of unicode string? Or do you convert the unicode characters into some kind of %U12423 type formatting?
I'm looking to do this in VB... whether it is VB.NET or VB6 all depends on which way would be simpler ;) I get the feeling this has already been done nicely in VB.NET I just don't know where it is.