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Re: [xmlblaster] vb.net and activex dll

I don't program in vb.net normally, but I had similar experiences with
the activex bridge
As the original poster in this thread.

As a reminder, the original poster said:

private sub xmlScriptAccess_update(byval msg as object) handles
dim qos as object dim contentStr as string
dim byteContents() as Byte = new Byte(1024) {} ' byte array of
1 try
2 qos = msg.getQos() ' OK
3 len = msg.getContent().length ' OK returns 344 
4   byteContents= msg.getContent()     ' EXCEPTION
5   contentStr = msg.getContentStr()   ' EXCEPTION
6   xmlBlaster.setUpdateReturn("<qos><state> id='OK' /></qos>")

First msg.getContent() is returning Sbyte(), so that is one issue you
are having.
As for why msg.getContentStr() doesn't work, I also have a situation
where strings just won't be returnd by msg.getContentStr(),
msg.getQos().getClientProperty("myAge").getStringValue(), all of these
things are being typed as _ComObject, not as strings.

But I can get an Sbyte() via msg.getContent() and convert it manually
back to string data.  I cannot say this is the best way, but it works
anyway, so I can use xmlBlaster to do a proof of concept now.  If anyone
knows how to get Strings to return...that would be great.  I use Windows
XP and .NET framework 1.0.3705

Here is what I did:

            Dim str As String
            Dim contentSBytes As SByte()

            contentSBytes = msg.getContent()
            Dim contentBytes As Byte() = New Byte(contentSBytes.Length)

            Buffer.BlockCopy(contentSBytes, 0, contentBytes, 0,
            str = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(contentBytes)