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SerialPort.Encoding Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the byte encoding for pre- and post-transmission conversion of text.

Namespace: System.IO.Ports
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public Encoding Encoding { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Encoding get_Encoding ()

/** @property */
public void set_Encoding (Encoding value)

public function get Encoding () : Encoding

public function set Encoding (value : Encoding)

Property Value

An Encoding object. The default is ASCIIEncoding.

Exception typeCondition


The Encoding property was set to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The Encoding property was set to an encoding that is not ASCIIEncoding, UTF8Encoding, UTF32Encoding, UnicodeEncoding, one of the Windows single byte encodings, or one of the Windows double byte encodings.

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0