UnicodeEncoding.CharSize Field

Represents the Unicode version 2.0 character size in bytes. This field is a constant.

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

public const int CharSize

The value of this field is a 32-bit signed constant with a value of 2.

The following code example demonstrates how to return the value of CharSize and display it.

using System;
using System.Text;

class UnicodeEncodingExample {
    public static void Main() {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "Unicode character size: {0} bytes",
            UnicodeEncoding.CharSize
        );
    }
}

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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