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VB.net String Encoding

Posted on 2013-06-02
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Hi,

I'm creating a vb.net client/server program which uses tcp sockets.

The socket.send command takes a byte array so i need to use Encoding.getbytes to convert strings for sending.

I want the server to be available for clients to use as an API so I want it to be as simple as possible, as if it was a telnet server which is very easy to connect to and communicate with.

I need to ensure the end users encode their strings correctly and that I can automatically decode them regardless of the encoding method that the client uses. What type of string encoding do telnet servers use?

Is there a better way of doing this?

Thanks
Dan
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I think you should look at .net remoting.

Ill see if I can find a link.
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Then again maybe it isn't a exact fit.. But here it is.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwdt6w2k(v=vs.71).aspx

Json might be worth checking out.
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No. Its not suitable because some client may not be using .net.
Are there any free Telnet server components for .net? Or if not, any paid ones?
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Did you look at this?

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ncl/thread/2f227b3e-f867-46b2-b0a3-a30cbee958ae/


With it being a telnet type interface perhaps a require needs to be sending some sort of encoding parameter in UTF8 at first to clear up that issue.  It will be impossible for the server to know what type of encoding it is seeing I suspect.

Might be worth googling auto detect encoding.
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I found this:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3746530/auto-encoding-detect-in-c-sharp

I haven't actually done this but I would think it would convert to vb.
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