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Encoding.WindowsCodePage Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the Windows operating system code page that most closely corresponds to the current encoding.

Namespace:  System.Text
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property WindowsCodePage As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The Windows operating system code page that most closely corresponds to the current Encoding.

This property is provided for compatibility with the Windows MultiLanguage (MLang) APIs, for example, in determining font families. For globalization, using one of the Unicode encodings is recommended instead. It is also recommended to use WebName instead of WindowsCodePage to identify the code page.

The following example determines the Windows code page that most closely corresponds to each encoding.

Imports System
Imports System.Text

Public Class SamplesEncoding   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Print the header.
      Console.Write("CodePage identifier and name     ")
      Console.WriteLine("WindowsCodePage")

      ' For every encoding, get the Windows code page for it. 
      Dim ei As EncodingInfo
      For Each ei In  Encoding.GetEncodings()
         Dim e As Encoding = ei.GetEncoding()

         Console.Write("{0,-6} {1,-25} ", ei.CodePage, ei.Name)
         Console.Write("{0,-6} ", e.WindowsCodePage)

         ' Mark the ones that are different. 
         If ei.CodePage <> e.WindowsCodePage Then
            Console.Write("*")
         End If 
         Console.WriteLine()

      Next ei

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'SamplesEncoding


'This code produces the following output. 

'CodePage identifier and name     WindowsCodePage 
'37     IBM037                    1252   * 
'437    IBM437                    1252   * 
'500    IBM500                    1252   * 
'708    ASMO-708                  1256   * 
'720    DOS-720                   1256   * 
'737    ibm737                    1253   * 
'775    ibm775                    1257   * 
'850    ibm850                    1252   * 
'852    ibm852                    1250   * 
'855    IBM855                    1252   * 
'857    ibm857                    1254   * 
'858    IBM00858                  1252   * 
'860    IBM860                    1252   * 
'861    ibm861                    1252   * 
'862    DOS-862                   1255   * 
'863    IBM863                    1252   * 
'864    IBM864                    1256   * 
'865    IBM865                    1252   * 
'866    cp866                     1251   * 
'869    ibm869                    1253   * 
'870    IBM870                    1250   * 
'874    windows-874               874     
'875    cp875                     1253   * 
'932    shift_jis                 932     
'936    gb2312                    936     
'949    ks_c_5601-1987            949     
'950    big5                      950     
'1026   IBM1026                   1254   * 
'1047   IBM01047                  1252   * 
'1140   IBM01140                  1252   * 
'1141   IBM01141                  1252   * 
'1142   IBM01142                  1252   * 
'1143   IBM01143                  1252   * 
'1144   IBM01144                  1252   * 
'1145   IBM01145                  1252   * 
'1146   IBM01146                  1252   * 
'1147   IBM01147                  1252   * 
'1148   IBM01148                  1252   * 
'1149   IBM01149                  1252   * 
'1200   utf-16                    1200    
'1201   unicodeFFFE               1200   * 
'1250   windows-1250              1250    
'1251   windows-1251              1251    
'1252   Windows-1252              1252    
'1253   windows-1253              1253    
'1254   windows-1254              1254    
'1255   windows-1255              1255    
'1256   windows-1256              1256    
'1257   windows-1257              1257    
'1258   windows-1258              1258    
'1361   Johab                     949    * 
'10000  macintosh                 1252   * 
'10001  x-mac-japanese            932    * 
'10002  x-mac-chinesetrad         950    * 
'10003  x-mac-korean              949    * 
'10004  x-mac-arabic              1256   * 
'10005  x-mac-hebrew              1255   * 
'10006  x-mac-greek               1253   * 
'10007  x-mac-cyrillic            1251   * 
'10008  x-mac-chinesesimp         936    * 
'10010  x-mac-romanian            1250   * 
'10017  x-mac-ukrainian           1251   * 
'10021  x-mac-thai                874    * 
'10029  x-mac-ce                  1250   * 
'10079  x-mac-icelandic           1252   * 
'10081  x-mac-turkish             1254   * 
'10082  x-mac-croatian            1250   * 
'12000  utf-32                    1200   * 
'12001  utf-32BE                  1200   * 
'20000  x-Chinese-CNS             950    * 
'20001  x-cp20001                 950    * 
'20002  x-Chinese-Eten            950    * 
'20003  x-cp20003                 950    * 
'20004  x-cp20004                 950    * 
'20005  x-cp20005                 950    * 
'20105  x-IA5                     1252   * 
'20106  x-IA5-German              1252   * 
'20107  x-IA5-Swedish             1252   * 
'20108  x-IA5-Norwegian           1252   * 
'20127  us-ascii                  1252   * 
'20261  x-cp20261                 1252   * 
'20269  x-cp20269                 1252   * 
'20273  IBM273                    1252   * 
'20277  IBM277                    1252   * 
'20278  IBM278                    1252   * 
'20280  IBM280                    1252   * 
'20284  IBM284                    1252   * 
'20285  IBM285                    1252   * 
'20290  IBM290                    932    * 
'20297  IBM297                    1252   * 
'20420  IBM420                    1256   * 
'20423  IBM423                    1253   * 
'20424  IBM424                    1255   * 
'20833  x-EBCDIC-KoreanExtended   949    * 
'20838  IBM-Thai                  874    * 
'20866  koi8-r                    1251   * 
'20871  IBM871                    1252   * 
'20880  IBM880                    1251   * 
'20905  IBM905                    1254   * 
'20924  IBM00924                  1252   * 
'20932  EUC-JP                    932    * 
'20936  x-cp20936                 936    * 
'20949  x-cp20949                 949    * 
'21025  cp1025                    1251   * 
'21866  koi8-u                    1251   * 
'28591  iso-8859-1                1252   * 
'28592  iso-8859-2                1250   * 
'28593  iso-8859-3                1254   * 
'28594  iso-8859-4                1257   * 
'28595  iso-8859-5                1251   * 
'28596  iso-8859-6                1256   * 
'28597  iso-8859-7                1253   * 
'28598  iso-8859-8                1255   * 
'28599  iso-8859-9                1254   * 
'28603  iso-8859-13               1257   * 
'28605  iso-8859-15               1252   * 
'29001  x-Europa                  1252   * 
'38598  iso-8859-8-i              1255   * 
'50220  iso-2022-jp               932    * 
'50221  csISO2022JP               932    * 
'50222  iso-2022-jp               932    * 
'50225  iso-2022-kr               949    * 
'50227  x-cp50227                 936    * 
'51932  euc-jp                    932    * 
'51936  EUC-CN                    936    * 
'51949  euc-kr                    949    * 
'52936  hz-gb-2312                936    * 
'54936  GB18030                   936    * 
'57002  x-iscii-de                57002   
'57003  x-iscii-be                57003   
'57004  x-iscii-ta                57004   
'57005  x-iscii-te                57005   
'57006  x-iscii-as                57006   
'57007  x-iscii-or                57007   
'57008  x-iscii-ka                57008   
'57009  x-iscii-ma                57009   
'57010  x-iscii-gu                57010   
'57011  x-iscii-pa                57011   
'65000  utf-7                     1200   * 
'65001  utf-8                     1200   * 
'

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 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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