Convert a non printable ACSII char to a decimal value

THe routine below converts a string value of w to the ASCII equivalent of Dec 119, if i had a non printable character how could i convert it to a Dec?

For example the decimal value of 10
Public checksumchar As String = "w"
    Public Associatedchecksum(0) As String
 
 Private Sub Data_CheckSum()
        Dim myChars() As Char
        myChars = checksumchar.ToCharArray()
        Associatedchecksum(0) = AscW(myChars(0))
    End Sub

Open in new window

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.

Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Yes I believe that works in most cases.  I know the line feed (nl) character does or at least it did for me.
Public checksumchar As String = vbLf
    Public Associatedchecksum(0) As String
 
 Private Sub Data_CheckSum()
        Dim myChars() As Char
        myChars = checksumchar.ToCharArray()
        Associatedchecksum(0) = AscW(myChars(0))
    End Sub

Open in new window

0
Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Here is an extended character that works, get 8226.  Note AscW works for unicode character set from 0 to  65535.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zew1e4wc(VS.80).aspx
Public checksumchar As String = """
    Public Associatedchecksum(0) As String
 
 Private Sub Data_CheckSum()
        Dim myChars() As Char
        myChars = checksumchar.ToCharArray()
        Associatedchecksum(0) = AscW(myChars(0))
    End Sub

Open in new window

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
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
Visual Basic.NET

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.