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UnicodeEncoding Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the UnicodeEncoding class.

Namespace:  System.Text
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public UnicodeEncoding()

This constructor creates an instance that uses the little-endian byte order, provides a Unicode byte order mark, and does not throw an exception when an invalid encoding is detected.

NoteNote:

For security reasons, your applications are recommended to enable error detection by using the constructor that accepts a throwOnInvalidBytes parameter and setting that parameter to true.

The following example creates a new UnicodeEncoding instance and displays the name of the encoding.


using System;
using System.Text;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      UnicodeEncoding unicode = new UnicodeEncoding();
      String encodingName = unicode.WebName;
      outputBlock.Text += "Encoding name: " + encodingName + "\n";
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Encoding name: utf-16


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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