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I need to get the Binary data out...

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 16:56

Hey there,

I'm writing a program in Vb.net 2005 (although this is in beta, I had the same issues with VB6) and I wish to extract binary information from the Icon table - i.e. I'm trying to get the icon to display in my app! smile.gif

I'm very proficient with programming and the Windows installer object, but I'm coming up against a brick wall trying to extract this binary data (string data isn't a problem).

This is currently my code - this works for 'stringdata'.

Database = objinstaller.OpenDatabase("d:\data1.msi", 0)
vwSQL = Database.OpenView("SELECT * FROM Icon")
strTemp = vwSQL.Fetch.StringData(1)

I know the data is 'in' stringdata(2) but can't get it out!!!!

Does anyone know a way round!?! Any help would be appreciated muchly wink.gif

Thanks in anticipation.


Stefan Krueger

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 20:42

Have you tried MsiRecordReadStream ?


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Posted 19 September 2005 - 20:37


Thanks a million Stefan, you've helped me out again...

my next issue is messing the the image memory stream in vb.net2005, but that's a different problem smile.gif

But, recordreadstream and then saving that to a file did get my icons out smile.gif, so I know that part's working.

the code's in the vb2005, so if anyone needs it, drop me a line.

thanks again.