Dictates which character set marshaled strings should use.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Marshal strings as multiple-byte character strings.
Automatically marshal strings appropriately for the target operating system. The default ison Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows Server 2003 family; the default is on Windows 98 and Windows Me. Although the common language runtime default is , languages may override this default. For example, by default C# marks all methods and types as .
This value is obsolete and has the same behavior as.
Marshal strings as Unicode 2-byte characters.
Because there are several unmanaged string types and only one managed string type, you must use a character set to specify how managed strings should be marshaled to unmanaged code. This enumeration, which provides character set options, is used by DllImportAttribute and StructLayoutAttribute. For a detailed description of the string marshaling and name matching behavior associated with this enumeration, see Specifying a Character Set.
Available since 4.5
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1