How to convert a numerica serial number into an 8 bit array

How can i convert a serial number (0013a200-402c4bca) into an 8 bit array like so

[0] x00
[1] x13
[2] xa2
[3] x00
[4] x40
[5] x2c
[6]x4b
[7]xca

How can I do this in vb?
cmdolcetAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

alainbrydenCommented:
If the serial number is stored in a string, use the .substring command to extract the pieces of the id.

--
Alain
0
cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
but how to i place it into the byte array?
0
alainbrydenCommented:
Dim arrOfBytes As Byte(8)
arrOfBytes(0) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(1,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(1) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(3,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(2) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(5,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(3) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(7,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(4) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(10,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(5) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(12,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(6) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(14,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
arrOfBytes(7) = Byte.Parse(Serial.substring(16,2), Globalization.NumberStyles.HexNumber)
--
Alain
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
cmdolcetAuthor Commented:
It says array bounds cannot appear in type specific
0
alainbrydenCommented:
Dim arrOfBytes(8) As Byte

I couldn't remember the exact syntax for VB.Net. I'm sure you figured it out on your own though.

--
Alain
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
.NET Programming

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.