Convert string to binary value?

I have looked in the language reference at Bin, but that only seems to convert an integer to binary.
Could someone point me in the right direction as to how I convert a simple string into it’s binary equivalent?

Thank you in advance.

I haven’t tried this, but converting it first to an interger (CLong) and then to binary (a string representation using Bin) should work, shouldn’t it?:



Do you mean convert a binary string back to a number value?

If so:

Dim n As Double Dim binaryString As String = "1111" n = Val("&b" + binaryString) //returns 15

Ok, I understood you needed to convert an integer contained in a string to its binary form, not get the value of a binary number expressed in a string.

I meant type in “hello world” into a text field, and have the binary (01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100) appear in a second text field :slight_smile:

That function is in my M_String module.

// Example 1:
Public Function AscStr2BinStr( ByVal strString As String) As String
Dim intLoop As Integer
Dim strBinary As String
Dim intOneChar As Integer
Dim strOneBinChar As String
strBinary = ""
For intLoop = 1 to Len( strString )
   intOneChar = Asc (Mid ( strString, intLoop, 1))
   strOneBinChar = Bin( intOneChar )
   If Len( strOneBinChar) < 8 Then
      strOneBinChar = Mid( "00000000", 1, 8 - Len(strOneBinChar )) + strOneBinChar 
   End If
   strBinary = strBinary + strOneBinChar + " "
Return Trim( strBinary )
End Function

Thank you both !