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Convert.ToBase64String Method (Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Updated: June 2011

Converts a subset of an array of 8-bit unsigned integers to its equivalent string representation that is encoded with base-64 digits. Parameters specify the subset as an offset in the input array, and the number of elements in the array to convert.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static string ToBase64String(
	byte[] inArray,
	int offset,
	int length
)

Parameters

inArray
Type: System.Byte[]

An array of 8-bit unsigned integers.

offset
Type: System.Int32

An offset in inArray.

length
Type: System.Int32

The number of elements of inArray to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation in base 64 of length elements of inArray, starting at position offset.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

inArray is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

offset or length is negative.

-or-

offset plus length is greater than the length of inArray.

The elements of inArray are taken as a numeric value and converted to a string representation in base 64.

The base-64 digits in ascending order from zero are the uppercase characters "A" to "Z", the lowercase characters "a" to "z", the numerals "0" to "9", and the symbols "+" and "/". The valueless character, "=", is used for trailing padding.

Important noteImportant Note:

The ToBase64String method is designed to process a single byte array that contains all the data to be encoded. To encode data from a stream, use the System.Security.Cryptography.ToBase64Transform class.

The offset and length parameters are 32-bit signed numbers. The offset parameter is zero-based.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Date

History

Reason

June 2011

Added a note about converting data in a stream.

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