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# Data Conversions

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These are a few samples of data conversions which you can use for a quick reference

## Introduction

Here are a few data conversions with small examples :-

## Decimal Conversions

### Decimal To Hex

```// Use _itoa( ) function and set radix to 16.

char hexstring[10];
int number = 30;
itoa( number, hexstring, 16);

// In hexstring is 1e.```

### Hex To Decimal

```// You can use strtol function and you can specify base.

char * hexstring= "ABCDEF";
char * p;
int number = strtol(hexstring, &p,16);

//  A function that does this

bool HexToDecimal (char* HexNumber, int& Number)
{
char* pStopString;
Number = strtol (HexNumber, &pStopString, 16);
return (bool)(Number != LONG_MAX);
}```

### Decimal to time

```char *DecToTime(float fTime, char *szTime)
{
int nHrs, nMin, nSec;
fTime *= 3600;
nHrs = (int)fTime / 3600;
nMin = (int)(fTime - nHrs * 3600) / 60;
nSec = (int)(fTime - nHrs * 3600 - nMin * 60);
wsprintf(szTime, "%02d.%02d.%02d Hrs.Min.Sec.", nHrs, nMin, nSec);
return szTime;
}```

## String Conversions

### String to Hex

```sscanf(string, %04X, &your_word16);
// where string = your string and
// 04 = length of your string and X = hex```

### Hex to CString

```CString Str;
unsigned char Write_Buff[1];
Write_Buff[0] = 0x01;
Str.Format("0x0%x",Write_Buff[0]);```

### COleVariant to CString

```CString strTemp;
COleVariant Var;
Var = "FirstName";
strTemp = Var.bstrVal;
AfxMessageBox(strTemp);```

### CString to char pointer

```CString MyString = "ABCDEF";
char * szMyString = (char *) (LPCTSTR) MyString;```
```char *pBuffer = new char[1024];
CString strBuf = "Test";
pBuffer = strBuf.GetBuffer(sizeof(pBuffer));```

### char pointer to CString

```char * mystring = "12345";
CString string = mystring;```

### Double to CString including the fractional part

```CString strValue,strInt, strDecimal;
int decimal,sign;
double dValue = 4.125;
strValue = _fcvt(dValue,6,&decimal,&sign);
// Now decimal contains 1 because there is
// only one digit before the .

strInt = strValue.Left(decimal); // strInt contains 4
strDecimal = strValue.Mid(decimal); // strDecimal contains 125

CString strFinalVal;
strFinalVal.Format("%s.%s",strInt,strDecimal);
// strFinalVal contains 4.125```

### Double To CString

```CString strValue;
int decimal,sign;

double dValue = 123456789101112;
strValue = _ecvt(dValue,15,&decimal,&sign);```

### CString To Double

```strValue = "121110987654321";
dValue = atof(strValue);```

### CString to LPCSTR

```CString str1 = _T("My String");
int nLen = str1.GetLength();
LPCSTR lpszBuf = str1.GetBuffer(nLen);
// here do something with lpszBuf...........
str1.ReleaseBuffer();```

### CString to LPSTR

```CString str = _T("My String");
int nLen = str.GetLength();
LPTSTR lpszBuf = str.GetBuffer(nLen);
// here do something with lpszBuf...........
str.ReleaseBuffer();```

### CString to WCHAR*

```CString str = "A string here" ;
LPWSTR lpszW = new WCHAR[255];

LPTSTR lpStr = str.GetBuffer( str.GetLength() );
int nLen = MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, 0,lpStr, -1, NULL, NULL);
MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, 0, lpStr, -1, lpszW, nLen);
AFunctionUsesWCHAR( lpszW );
delete[] lpszW;```

### LPTSTR to LPWSTR

```int nLen = MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, 0, lptStr, -1, NULL, NULL);
MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, 0, lptStr, -1, lpwStr, nLen);```

### string to BSTR

```string ss = "Girish";
BSTR _bstr_home = A2BSTR(ss.c_str());```

### CString to BSTR

```CString str = "whatever" ;
BSTR resultsString = str.AllocSysString(); ```

### _bstr_t to CString

```#include <ANSIAPI.H>
#include <comdef.h>
_bstr_t bsText("Hai Bayram");
CString strName;
W2A(bsText, strName.GetBuffer(256), 256);
strName.ReleaseBuffer();
AfxMessageBox(strName);

char szFileName[256];
GetModuleFileName(NULL,szFileName,256);
AfxMessageBox(szFileName);```

## Character arrays

### Char array to integer

```char MyArray[20];
int nValue;

nValue = atoi(MyArray);```

### Char array to float

```char MyArray[20];
float fValue;

fValue = atof(MyArray);```

### Char Pointer to double

```char *str = " -343.23 ";
double dVal;
dVal = atof( str );```

### Char Pointer to integer

```char *str = " -343.23 ";
int iVal;
iVal = atoi( str );```

### Char Pointer to long

```char *str = "99999";
long lVal;
lVal = atol( str );```

### Char* to BSTR

```char * p = "whatever";
_bstr_t bstr = p;```

### Float to WORD and Vice Versa

```float fVar;
WORD wVar;
fVar = 247.346;
wVar = (WORD)fVar; //Converting from float to WORD.
//The value in wVar would be 247

wVar = 247;
fVar = (float)fVar; //Converting from WORD to float.
//The value in fVar would be 247.00```

## Conclusion

All luck and have a great time. I've checked most of the code above, but if I've been wrong somewhere, I'd like to know about it so that I can modify it. Thank you.

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