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Encoding Constructor (Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the Encoding class that corresponds to the specified code page.

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

protected Encoding(
	int codePage


Type: System.Int32

The code page identifier of the preferred encoding.


0, to use the default encoding.


codePage is less than zero.

Derived classes override this constructor.

Calls to this constructor from a derived class create an Encoding object that uses best-fit fallback for both encoding and decoding operations. Both the DecoderFallback and EncoderFallback properties are read-only and cannot be modified. To control the fallback strategy for a class derived from Encoding, call the Encoding(Int32, EncoderFallback, DecoderFallback) constructor.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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