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Encoding.EncodingName Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the human-readable description of the current encoding.

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

abstract EncodingName : string with get 
override EncodingName : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String
The human-readable description of the current Encoding.

The EncodingName property is intended for display. To find a name that can be passed to the GetEncoding method, use the WebName property.

The following example retrieves the different names for each encoding and displays the encodings with one or more names that are different from EncodingInfo.Name. It displays EncodingName but does not compare against it.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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