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How would you interpret the record size in an example, for the first record for a file using C#?

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I am writing a C# console application. I read a binary file. In the file there is a binary, four-byte
field that precedes each record and displays the number of positions in the record (excluding
itself) in Motorola byte order. How would you interpret the record size in this example for the first record?
The first 2 bytes after the number of positions is the Record Type which appears to be "01" (value of [4] and [5]).

var bytes = File.ReadAllBytes(filePath);  

[0]  0
[1]  0
[2]  0
[3]  38
[4]  48
[5]  49
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Question by:zimmer9
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using C#?
So why is this in the Java TA?
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by:zimmer9
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I corrected the Topic. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Corrected now. Could have probably helped in Java though 'Motorola byte order' is not a phrase i'm familiar with ;)
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If the first four bytes are supposed to represent a binary value (in Motorola (= Big-Endian) byte order, then the value from your example would appear to be 38.
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