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 with get
override IsSingleByte : bool with get

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.


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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Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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