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Encoder Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the Encoder class.

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

protected Encoder()

To obtain an instance of an implementation of this class, the application should use the GetEncoder method of an Encoding implementation.

The following example demonstrates two techniques for initializing a new Encoder instance.

using System;
using System.Text;

class EncoderExample {
    public static void Main() {
        // An Encoder is obtained from an Encoding.
        UnicodeEncoding uni = new UnicodeEncoding();
        Encoder enc1 = uni.GetEncoder();

        // A more direct technique.
        Encoder enc2 = Encoding.Unicode.GetEncoder();

        // enc1 and enc2 seem to be the same.

        // Note that their hash codes differ.

/* This code example produces the following output.



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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