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Encoding.IsSingleByte Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets a value indicating whether the current encoding uses single-byte code points.

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

abstract IsSingleByte : bool
override IsSingleByte : bool

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current Encoding uses single-byte code points; otherwise, false.

For a single-byte encoding, for example, ASCIIEncoding, this property retrieves true.

Caution noteCaution

You should be careful in what your application does with the value for IsSingleByte. An assumption of how an Encoding will proceed may still be wrong. For example, Windows-1252 has a value of true for Encoding.IsSingleByte, but Encoding.GetMaxByteCount(1) returns 2. This is because the method considers potential leftover surrogates from a previous decoder operation.

The following example checks the values of the Boolean properties of each encoding.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.