UTF8Encoding.GetCharCount Method (Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Calculates the number of characters produced by decoding a sequence of bytes from the specified byte array.

Namespace:  System.Text
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.Text.Encoding.Extensions (in System.Text.Encoding.Extensions.dll)

public override int GetCharCount(
	byte[] bytes,
	int index,
	int count
)

Parameters

bytes
Type: System.Byte[]

The byte array containing the sequence of bytes to decode.

index
Type: System.Int32

The index of the first byte to decode.

count
Type: System.Int32

The number of bytes to decode.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of characters produced by decoding the specified sequence of bytes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

bytes is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index or count is less than zero.

-or-

index and count do not denote a valid range in bytes.

-or-

The resulting number of bytes is greater than the maximum number that can be returned as an integer.

ArgumentException

Error detection is enabled, and bytes contains an invalid sequence of bytes.

DecoderFallbackException

A fallback occurred (see Character Encoding in the .NET Framework for complete explanation)

-and-

DecoderFallback is set to DecoderExceptionFallback.

To calculate the exact array size required by GetChars to store the resulting characters, the application uses GetCharCount. To calculate the maximum array size, the application should use GetMaxCharCount. The GetCharCount method generally allows allocation of less memory, while the GetMaxCharCount method generally executes faster.

With error detection, an invalid sequence causes this method to throw a ArgumentException. Without error detection, invalid sequences are ignored, and no exception is thrown.

The following example demonstrates how to use the GetCharCount method to return the number of characters produced by decoding a range of elements in a byte array.

using System;
using System.Text;

class UTF8EncodingExample {
    public static void Main() {
        Byte[] bytes = new Byte[] {
             85,  84,  70,  56,  32,  69, 110,
             99, 111, 100, 105, 110, 103,  32,
             69, 120,  97, 109, 112, 108, 101
        };

        UTF8Encoding utf8 = new UTF8Encoding();
        int charCount = utf8.GetCharCount(bytes, 2, 8);
        Console.WriteLine(
            "{0} characters needed to decode bytes.", charCount
        );
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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