Encoding.BodyName Property


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When overridden in a derived class, gets a name for the current encoding that can be used with mail agent body tags.

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

abstract BodyName : string with get
override BodyName : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String

A name for the current Encoding that can be used with mail agent body tags.


An empty string (""), if the current Encoding cannot be used.

If you need an encoding for a body name, you should call GetEncoding with the BodyName property. Often the method retrieves a different encoding from the test encoding furnished in the call. Generally only e-mail applications need to retrieve such an encoding; most other applications that need to describe an encoding should use its WebName.

In some cases, the value of the BodyName property corresponds to the international standard that defines that encoding. This doesn't mean that the implementation complies in full with that standard.

The following example retrieves the different names for each encoding and displays the encodings with one or more names that are different from EncodingInfo.Name. It displays EncodingName but does not compare against it.

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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