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With VB 2008 something using the stream class

Posted on 2009-04-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
I am having trouble understanding how the stream can be read and data extracted to a fielded recordset.

Dim myStream As Stream = Nothing
        Dim openFileDialog1 As New OpenFileDialog()
        openFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = Application.StartupPath & \Data\
        openFileDialog1.Filter = "Icon files (*.ico|"
        openFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 2
        openFileDialog1.RestoreDirectory = True
        If openFileDialog1.ShowDialog() = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK Then
                myStream = openFileDialog1.OpenFile()
                If (myStream IsNot Nothing) Then
                    ' Insert code to read the stream here. Here is the 
                'something like this?
              mydate = read(buffer, 1, 16) 
                End If
            Catch Ex As Exception
                MessageBox.Show("Cannot read file from disk. Original error: " & Ex.Message)
                ' Check this again, since we need to make sure we didn't throw an exception on open.
                If (myStream IsNot Nothing) Then
                End If
            End Try
        End If

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Question by:Jimmyjay21
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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
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You want to read the first 16 bytes?

                    Dim buffer(16) As Byte
                    myStream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
                    ' ...now do something with "buffer"...

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