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Customer has an application that is reading an indexed file which contains sveral fields defined as PIC X.These fields may contain ANSI characters like the German ä/ö/ü/ß"...
After reading a record and moving a field containing these characters to a TextBox control the characters are not being displayed properly.
The move statement looks like:
move field1 to textBox1::Text
How can these characters be displayed correctly in the textbox control?
If the field that you are reading in is defined as PIC X then it will be read as ANSI data.
The TextBox::Text property uses Unicode as do all .NET strings so the data needs to be converted before it is displayed.
The following example will work where my-ansi-field would contain German characters read from a file:
01 my-ansi-field pic x(5). 01 myarray type Byte.... set myarray to my-ansi-field set self::textBox1::Text to type System.Text.Encoding::Default::GetString(myarray)