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Converting Byte Value to ASCII printable character

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi All,
I need a method that converts a Byte to a printable character.
I know this seems stupid, I just can't find a method that does this.

I have an array of bytes:

Dim ByteArray() as Byte = { &H48, &H54, &H54, &H50 }

String.Format("{0}", ByteArray(0).ToString)

When I use the ByteArray(0).ToString function, I get the decimal value printed instead of the actual character like "H".

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