UTF8Encoding.GetHashCode Method

Returns the hash code for the current instance.

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

public override int GetHashCode()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The hash code for the current instance.

The following example demonstrates how to use the GetHashCode method to return a hash code for an instance of UTF8Encoding. Notice that the hash code returned by this method varies depending on the constructor used to create the UTF8Encoding.

using System;
using System.Text;

class UTF8EncodingExample {
    public static void Main() {
        // Many ways to instantiate a UTF8 encoding.
        UTF8Encoding UTF8a = new UTF8Encoding();
        Encoding UTF8b = Encoding.UTF8;
        Encoding UTF8c = new UTF8Encoding(true, true);
        Encoding UTF8d = new UTF8Encoding(false, false);

        // But not all are the same.
        Console.WriteLine(UTF8a.GetHashCode());
        Console.WriteLine(UTF8b.GetHashCode());
        Console.WriteLine(UTF8c.GetHashCode());
        Console.WriteLine(UTF8d.GetHashCode());
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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