Downloadfile and text files

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by N1c0_ds, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. N1c0_ds

    N1c0_ds Active Member Licensed User

    I tried using downloadfile to retrieve CSV and text files and they are rendered unusable when downloaded to the device.

    They turn from this:
    This is a test

    To this:
    Hello[]This is a test

    The line breaks get replaced with rectangle characters (unknown character) and it renders the file useless.

    Is there a fix to this?
  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    You could search the returned string and replace all the "[]" by "crlf"...

    Something like
    newstring=StrReplace (oldstring,"[]","crlf")
  3. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Do you mean this

    How are you displaying the file when you are seeing those rectangular characters? Rectangular boxes are unprintable characters. You can check what they are by
    nstr = ""
    For i = 0 to Strlen(Str) - 1
      nstr = nstr & 
    Asc(StrAt(Str, i) & " "
    A line break should be 13 (Cr) followed by 10 (Lf)
  4. N1c0_ds

    N1c0_ds Active Member Licensed User

    I found the solution!

    The unknown character is chr(10). You have to replace it with chr(13) & chr(10) usung StrReplace.

    Thanks for your help!
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