Encoding.GetBytes Method (Char*, Int32, Byte*, Int32)
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)] [ComVisibleAttribute(false)] public virtual int GetBytes ( char* chars, int charCount, byte* bytes, int byteCount )
A pointer to the first character to encode.
The number of characters to encode.
A pointer to the location at which to start writing the resulting sequence of bytes.
The maximum number of bytes to write.
Return ValueThe actual number of bytes written at the location indicated by the bytes parameter.
To calculate the exact array size that GetBytes requires to store the resulting bytes, use GetByteCount. To calculate the maximum array size, use GetMaxByteCount. The GetByteCount method generally allows you to allocate less memory, whereas the GetMaxByteCount method generally executes faster.
If the data to be converted is available only in sequential blocks (such as data read from a stream) or if the amount of data is so large that it needs to be divided into smaller blocks, use the Decoder or the Encoder object provided by the GetDecoder or the GetEncoder method, respectively, of a derived class.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
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