Convert list of bytes to byte array

Posted on 2010-01-09
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I'm getting this error: Value of type 'System.Collections.Generic.List(Of Byte)' cannot be converted to '1-dimensional array of Byte'."

Form this code: (below)

I understand the error, I just don't know how to implement a fix.

Dim bt As String = contents

        Dim test As New List(Of Byte)()
        Dim pointer As Integer = 0
        While pointer < bt.Length
            Dim move As Integer = 3
            Dim temp1 As String = bt.Substring(pointer, 3)
            If Convert.ToInt32(temp1) > 255 Then
                temp1 = bt.Substring(pointer, 2)
                move = 2
            End If
            pointer += move + 1
        End While
        My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes("C:\MyDocuments\CustomerData", test, True)

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Question by:APag96
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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 26276478

    My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes("C:\MyDocuments\CustomerData", test, True)


    My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes("C:\MyDocuments\CustomerData", test.ToArray, True)

The change was:

    test --> test.ToArray

Author Comment

ID: 26278483
I have tried that already and I get another error.  VB wants a byte array for the "WriteAllBytes"  code, but I created a list of bytes above.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 150 total points
ID: 26278496
...and what error are you getting now?

"VB wants a byte array for the "WriteAllBytes"  code, but I created a list of bytes above."

Right...ToArray() creates a byte array from your List!

Author Comment

ID: 26278658
ok... ok... Let me try it again...

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31675135
It works. Thanks.

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