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UniqueId.ToCharArray Method

Puts the UniqueId value into a char array.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assembly:  System.Runtime.Serialization (in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll)

public int ToCharArray(
	char[] chars,
	int offset


Type: System.Char[]

The char array.

Type: System.Int32

Position in the char array to start inserting the UniqueId value.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
Number of entries in the char array filled by the UniqueId value.


chars is null.


offset less than zero or greater than the length of the array.


guid and offset provide less than 16 valid bytes.

This method is unsafe.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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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