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UTF8Encoding Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the UTF8Encoding class.

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

public UTF8Encoding()

This constructor creates an instance that does not provide 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 demonstrates how to create a new UTF8Encoding instance and display the name of the encoding.


using System;
using System.Text;

class UTF8EncodingExample {
    public static void Main() {
        UTF8Encoding utf8 = new UTF8Encoding();
        String encodingName = utf8.EncodingName;
        Console.WriteLine("Encoding name: " + encodingName);
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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