Convert VB6 To Vb.Net

Can you tell me how to convert the VB6 code
Dim Param(7) As String * 8

To Vb.Net

Its an fixed length array of fixed length stings
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adatheladCommented:
Hi,

Fixed length strings are not really supported in VB.NET - only via a VB6 backwards compatibility class that provides that behaviour.

Have a look here, above half way down the page, titled "Arrays and Fixed-Length Strings in User-Defined Types":
http://www.codeguru.com/csharp/.net/net_asp/miscellaneous/article.php/c6975
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planoczCommented:
Here is a simple way that you may want to play with....

        Dim P As String = String.Empty
        Dim Param As New ArrayList

        For x As Integer = 0 To 7
            Param.Add(P.PadRight(8))
        Next
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planoczCommented:
I was thinking last night you can do this also

It is rare that anybody uses fixed sizes any more.
So you could do a regular array and then pad the different in the length of the array item.
like...
  Private Function CheckFixLength(ByVal Str As String) As String
        If Str.Length < 8 Then
            Return Str.PadRight(8)
        ElseIf Str.Length > 8 Then
            Return Str.Substring(0, 8)
        End If
        Return Nothing
    End Function
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