On looking to use VB.NET own inbuilt md5 generating abilities, I was unable to persuade <UL><LI>either the On-line Help code on the "MD5 Class" page <LI>or permutations based on the code here[/list]to produce the standard RFC 1321 hash for blank files of d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e - no matter which of the available character sets I tried - ideas?