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Encoder Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the Encoder class.

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

protected Encoder()

To obtain an instance of an implementation of this class, the application should use the GetEncoder method of an Encoding implementation.

The following example demonstrates two techniques for initializing a new Encoder instance.

using System;
using System.Text;

class EncoderExample {
    public static void Main() {
        // An Encoder is obtained from an Encoding.
        UnicodeEncoding uni = new UnicodeEncoding();
        Encoder enc1 = uni.GetEncoder();

        // A more direct technique.
        Encoder enc2 = Encoding.Unicode.GetEncoder();

        // enc1 and enc2 seem to be the same.
        Console.WriteLine(enc1.ToString());
        Console.WriteLine(enc2.ToString());

        // Note that their hash codes differ.
        Console.WriteLine(enc1.GetHashCode());
        Console.WriteLine(enc2.GetHashCode());
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output.

System.Text.EncoderNLS
System.Text.EncoderNLS
58225482
54267293

*/

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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