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VB.Net: UTF-8 Output Should Be ASCII

Good Day Experts!

I have a little VB.Net application that uses the IO.StreamWriter to output data to  .CSV files that we send to the Client.

My feedback from them indicates the files are encoded in UTF-8 and that once converted to ASCII they were able to import.

I have never purposefully sent files encoded in any fashion.  Can you help me understand what I need to do in order to send them ASCII files so they don't have to convert them?

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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Jimbo99999
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ksrsrinivasanCommented:
You have to specify the encoding when you create the StreamWriter. Refer the constructor overload with encoding here
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quizwedgeCommented:
Check out the StreamWriter constructor at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3aadshsx(v=vs.110).aspx?cs-save-lang=1&cs-lang=vb#code-snippet-1 The second parameter is the encoding. You should be able to use System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.
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Jimbo99999Author Commented:
Ok...thanks guys I appreciate the help sice I never did this before.

I will try now and report back.

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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Jimbo99999Author Commented:
I took a look at my code and am not sure how to integrate what you have shown me.

Here is what I have:

Public out As IO.StreamWriter
out = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter(FileName, False)
out.AutoFlush = True
out.WriteLine(HDRString)

Do I have to revise my style of coding to incorporate your suggestions?

Thanks again,
jimbo99999
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ksrsrinivasanCommented:
Replace
out = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter(FileName, False)

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with
out = New StreamWriter(FileName, False, Encoding.ASCII)

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Fernando SotoCommented:
Hi jimbo99999;

Change this line :

out = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter(FileName, False)

To this :

out = My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter(FileName, False, System.Text.Encoding.ASCII)

You could use at the end of that line System.Text.Encoding.Default because the default encoding using the third parameter is ASCII
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