I am trying to convert a Big Endian data file to something readable on most Windows PCs. I do ok with integer data but I cannot convert the floating points (32-bit IEEE).
1) Is it possible for a BinaryReader to account for Big Endian, such that .ReadSingle() would return the correct value?
2) If I have to read the bytes one at a time and reverse them, is there a way to type cast it to a float?
I pursued #2 for a while, but C# type-casting seems to convert the actual value and not the binary that represents it. So the result is something like 1.12E9 instead of 89.9.
I really don't know how to make it work correctly. I would be grateful for any help.