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Hi,

I have been struggling with an issue for the last couple of days and I have not been to find a solution.

I am calling a specific REST API from my C# project and as a return I am getting a strange looking string.
I know that this string is suppose to be an Image but I am not been able to convert it:

The string (First Part) looks as follows:
"����\0\u0010JFIF\0\u0001\u0001\u0001\0�\0�\0\0��\0ZExif\ ........."

or
"�PNG\r\n\u001a\n\0\0\0\rIHDR\0\0\u0001\0........."

I know this is a JPEG File and the second a PNG but it doesn't matter what I do I am not able to convert it.

Note: I do not have access to the code of the REST API Server so I am only able to get the string response.

Does anybody know what format this is and how to get this back into a bitmap format?

What I have tried:

var result = coreApi.CoreGetGalleryImageV1("string", 188, 188);

byte[] array = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(result);
var ms = new MemoryStream(array);

Image x = Image.FromStream(ms);
Posted 10-Nov-17 4:50am
Comments
Richard MacCutchan 10-Nov-17 10:53am
   
Why are you trying to convert binary data to a character encoding? If the data is an image then it is just a stream of bytes and must be saved in exactly that format.
Patrick Kasteel 12-Nov-17 9:54am
   
I Richard,

The Variable "result" is returned as a string.

I am not trying to save it... It needs to to be attached to a image control

Richard MacCutchan 12-Nov-17 10:14am
   
You need to contact the providers of the REST service to find out how to deal with the returned data.
Patrick Kasteel 12-Nov-17 10:19am
   
Thank Richards,

Don't want to sound ungrateful but it was the first thing I did but no reaction so far.
But surely there is a way of converting that particular string to Binary value that can be used?

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