GetChars Method (Byte[])

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When overridden in a derived class, decodes all the bytes in the specified byte array into a set of characters.

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

public virtual char[] GetChars(
	byte[] bytes


Type: array<System..::..Byte>[]()[][]
The byte array containing the sequence of bytes to decode.

Return Value

Type: array<System..::..Char>[]()[][]
A character array containing the results of decoding the specified sequence of bytes.

Encoding..::..GetChars gets characters from an input byte sequence. Encoding..::..GetChars is different than Decoder.GetChars because Encoding expects discrete conversions, while Decoder is designed for multiple passes on a single input stream.