SetValBinary Method

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Edition Date: May 2019

Part Number: 370052AA-01

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PropertyObject.SetValBinary ( lookupString, options, newValue)


Sets the string value of the property the lookupString parameter specifies to contain a string representation of the binary data you pass to the newValue parameter. This method compresses the binary data and then encodes the compressed data into the string using only printable ASCII characters.


Ordinarily, you cannot store binary data in a string because strings cannot contain zero bytes and strings must not contain invalid multibyte character set (MBCS) sequences. However, by encoding binary data using only printable non-MBCS-lead-byte characters, this method enables you to store arbitrary binary data in TestStand string variables or properties.


lookupString As String

[In] Pass an empty string to denote the PropertyObject to which the method applies, or pass the name of a subproperty within the PropertyObject. You can also pass lookup strings to this parameter.

options As Long

[In] Pass 0 to specify the default behavior, or pass one or more PropertyOptions constants. Use the bitwise-OR operator to specify multiple options.

newValue As Byte Array

[In] Specifies the array of bytes to store in the string property.

See Also

Lookup Strings



Thread Safety of the PropertyObject API and TestStand Variables


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