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Marshal.SystemDefaultCharSize Field

Represents the default character size on the system; the default is 2 for Unicode systems and 1 for ANSI systems. This field is read-only.

Namespace: System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static readonly int SystemDefaultCharSize
public static final int SystemDefaultCharSize
public static final var SystemDefaultCharSize : int

The following code example demonstrates the SystemDefaultCharSize field. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Marshal class.

// Demonstrate the use of public static fields of the Marshal class.
Console.WriteLine("SystemDefaultCharSize={0}, SystemMaxDBCSCharSize={1}",
    Marshal.SystemDefaultCharSize, Marshal.SystemMaxDBCSCharSize);

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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