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Convert backslash code text to actual control codes within a string.



I am probably overlooking something quite simple here. I am reading in commands from  a .txt file, one of my commands is used to specify the termination charcters that I want added to the end of all subsequent serial communications message strings. So my .txt file command may read: Termination Characters=\r\n


In my Labview code I need to be able to convert the \r\n text to a real carriage return\line feed string that I can then contacenate onto the end of my message string.


I am aware of of how string controls and indicators can be made to display the \ codes but that is not my probem here as I am actually not using any controls or indicators anyway. I'm simply reading the control code text from a file  and want to convert them to "real" control codes for inclusion in another string, as if I had contacenated the carriage return and line feed constants to another string within LabVIEW.


In otherwords how can I parse the  backslash codes so they result in their constant equivalents?


Hope this makes sense






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Take a look at the code below, it uses the Search and Replace String function to do what you are trying to do.  Let me know if this doesnt help.










Message Edited by jmcbee on 03-13-2009 10:52 AM
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... and if the cr lf are not always together...




Message Edited by Ben on 03-13-2009 11:59 AM
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