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Encoding.Convert Method (Encoding, Encoding, Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Converts a range of bytes in a byte array from one encoding to another.

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

public static byte[] Convert(
	Encoding srcEncoding,
	Encoding dstEncoding,
	byte[] bytes,
	int index,
	int count


Type: System.Text.Encoding

The encoding of the source array, bytes.

Type: System.Text.Encoding

The encoding of the output array.

Type: System.Byte[]

The array of bytes to convert.

Type: System.Int32

The index of the first element of bytes to convert.

Type: System.Int32

The number of bytes to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
An array of type Byte containing the result of converting a range of bytes in bytes from srcEncoding to dstEncoding.


srcEncoding is null.


dstEncoding is null.


bytes is null.


index and count do not specify a valid range in the byte array.


A fallback occurred (see Understanding Encodings for complete explanation)


srcEncoding.DecoderFallback is set to DecoderExceptionFallback.


A fallback occurred (see Understanding Encodings for complete explanation)


dstEncoding.EncoderFallback is set to EncoderExceptionFallback.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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