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Encoding.GetMaxByteCount Method

When overridden in a derived class, returns the maximum number of bytes required to encode a given number of characters.

[Visual Basic]
Public MustOverride Function GetMaxByteCount( _
   ByVal charCount As Integer _
) As Integer
public abstract int GetMaxByteCount(
 int charCount
public: virtual int GetMaxByteCount(
 int charCount
) = 0;
public abstract function GetMaxByteCount(
   charCount : int
) : int;


The number of characters to encode.

Return Value

The maximum number of bytes required for encoding a given number of characters.


GetMaxByteCount can be used to determine an appropriate buffer size for byte arrays passed to the GetBytes of this encoding.

All encoding must guarantee that no buffer overflow exceptions will occur if buffers are sized according to the results of this method.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

Encoding Class | Encoding Members | System.Text Namespace