We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Difference between ChrW in VB6 and ChrW in vb.net 2005?

Last Modified: 2013-12-26

I have a problem with ChrW i vb.Net 2005. It seems that the ChrW behaves differently in vb.Net than in vb6.

In vb.Net I have a toolbox control (in this case called AxWillettPrinter1), to which I pass some unicode characters, with the help of ChrW command:
AxWillettPrinter1.FeedBufferMultiLingual(e.name.ToString, ChrW(&H660) & ChrW(&H661) & ChrW(&H662) & ChrW(&H663) & ChrW(&H664) & ChrW(&H665))

I do exactly the same in vb6 (here the toolbox control is called BP):
BP.FeedBufferMultiLingual("Buffer1", ChrW(&H660) & ChrW(&H661) & ChrW(&H662) & ChrW(&H663) & ChrW(&H664) & ChrW(&H665))

The funny thing is that vb6 do exactly as expected, but in vb.net I only see what appears to be an empty string.

Could anyone clarify this for me?

Watch Question

It should be same.

try replace your text with something else.

I believe empty string appears as well..



I have now tried to put in

and it comes out just fine.
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)


The problem was at a different place. You could say that the component did not support unicode.

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.