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How can I remove or replace  a pair of weird char (looks like rectangle) in a text file in vb.net?
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by:carlnorrbom
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Hi,

You can use String.Replace("weirdcharacter", "")

/Carl.
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by:VBdotnet2005
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How can I upload a text file for you so you can see it?
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by:VBdotnet2005
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there it is.
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by:VBdotnet2005
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Ok I uploaded a text file called "test". So you can see it.
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by:carlnorrbom
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Hi,

I don't see any attachment?

/Carl.
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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi VBdotnet2005;

Where did you upload the file too?

Fernando
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I checked the box "Attach file"  and "Add file" and submit. Not sure where it upload to....
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by:Fernando Soto
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Can you try again.
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JackOfPH earned 2000 total points
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I believe the weird characters is caused by the carriage return in the textfile.
To remove it, try this code:

Textbox1.text = YourStringVariable.Replace(vbcrlf," ")

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by:barrislb
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Hi VBdotnet2005,

Those weird rectangle boxes are replacements for the white space " " character. The file probably could not recognize a certain font. Still waiting to see your file.
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by:carlnorrbom
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Hi,
In order for us to help you it would be very helpful to actually see the file contents.
/Carl.
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by:VBdotnet2005
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JackOfPH, I will give it a try.... I uploaded the file a few time alreay...it is a text file
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by:Fernando Soto
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To upload a text file for this question click on the check box near the bottom of this page called "Attach File".  In the new box click on the button called "Add File". This will open a "Choose File To Upload" dialog box, locate the file you wish to upload and then click on the button "Open". Once the file has been successfully selected write a description of the file in the "Description text box. Then click on button "Submit" to send the post.
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