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MSDN Library

Marshal.SystemDefaultCharSize Field

Represents the default character size on the system; the default is 2 for Unicode systems and 1 for ANSI systems. This field is read-only.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.InteropServices (in System.Runtime.InteropServices.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static readonly int SystemDefaultCharSize

The following example demonstrates the SystemDefaultCharSize field. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Marshal class.

// Demonstrate the use of public static fields of the Marshal class.
Console.WriteLine("SystemDefaultCharSize={0}, SystemMaxDBCSCharSize={1}",
    Marshal.SystemDefaultCharSize, Marshal.SystemMaxDBCSCharSize);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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