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)

static array<unsigned char>^ Convert (
	Encoding^ srcEncoding, 
	Encoding^ dstEncoding, 
	array<unsigned char>^ bytes, 
	int index, 
	int count
public static byte[] Convert (
	Encoding srcEncoding, 
	Encoding dstEncoding, 
	byte[] bytes, 
	int index, 
	int count
public static function Convert (
	srcEncoding : Encoding, 
	dstEncoding : Encoding, 
	bytes : byte[], 
	index : int, 
	count : int
) : byte[]



The encoding of the source array, bytes.


The encoding of the output array.


The array of bytes to convert.


The index of the first element of bytes to convert.


The number of bytes to convert.

Return Value

An array of type Byte containing the result of converting a range of bytes in bytes from srcEncoding to dstEncoding.

Exception typeCondition


srcEncoding is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


dstEncoding is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


bytes is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0