CharSet Enumeration

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

Dictates which character set marshaled strings should use.

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

public enum CharSet

Member nameDescription
NoneThis value is obsolete and has the same behavior as CharSet.Ansi.
AnsiMarshal strings as multiple-byte character strings.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360UnicodeMarshal strings as Unicode 2-byte characters.
Supported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360AutoAutomatically marshal strings appropriately for the target operating system. The default is Unicode on Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family; the default is Ansi on Windows 98 and Windows Me. Although the common language runtime default is Auto, languages may override this default. For example, by default C# marks all methods and types as Ansi.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.