In C it can be simply done with a cast from float * to char *, but I don't think VB.NET works this way. Do you have an easy way of converting floating(single/double) values to its "byte" form stored?
You can convert many of the intrinsic data types to and from an array of bytes and the actual type using the System.BitConverter class. Specifically look at the GetBytes method, and then the ToDouble and ToSingle methods to convert the byte array back to the appropriate type.
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