Char::ConvertToUtf32 Method (Char, Char)

 
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Converts the value of a UTF-16 encoded surrogate pair into a Unicode code point.

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

public:
static int ConvertToUtf32(
	wchar_t highSurrogate,
	wchar_t lowSurrogate
)

Parameters

highSurrogate
Type: System::Char

A high surrogate code unit (that is, a code unit ranging from U+D800 through U+DBFF).

lowSurrogate
Type: System::Char

A low surrogate code unit (that is, a code unit ranging from U+DC00 through U+DFFF).

Return Value

Type: System::Int32

The 21-bit Unicode code point represented by the highSurrogate and lowSurrogate parameters.

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

highSurrogate is not in the range U+D800 through U+DBFF, or lowSurrogate is not in the range U+DC00 through U+DFFF.

Use this method to convert a surrogate pair into a 21-bit Unicode code point. To convert UTF-16 data into UTF-32 data, use the System.Text::UTF32Encoding class.

Ordinarily, UTF-16 encoding represents a single Unicode character as a 16-bit code unit. However, it also supports surrogate pairs, which allow a single abstract character to be represented as two 16-bit code units. These two Char objects must have code units that range from U+D800 to U+DBFF for the first (high) surrogate and from U+DC00 to U+DFFF for the second (low) surrogate. Surrogate pairs are supported only by UTF-16 encoding. This method allows a character represented by a UTF-16 surrogate pair to be converted to a character using UTF-32 encoding.

The following code example demonstrates the ConvertToUtf32 and ConvertFromUtf32 methods.

// This example demonstrates the Char.ConvertFromUtf32() method
//                           and Char.ConvertToUtf32() overloads.
using namespace System;
void Show( String^ s )
{
//   Console::Write( "0x{0:X}, 0x{1:X}", (int)s->get_Chars( 0 ), (int)s->get_Chars( 1 ) );
   Console::Write( "0x{0:X}, 0x{1:X}", (int)s[ 0 ], (int)s[ 1 ] );
}

int main()
{
   int music = 0x1D161; //U+1D161 = MUSICAL SYMBOL SIXTEENTH NOTE

   String^ s1;
   String^ comment1a = "Create a UTF-16 encoded string from a code point.";
   String^ comment1b = "Create a code point from a surrogate pair at a certain position in a string.";
   String^ comment1c = "Create a code point from a high surrogate and a low surrogate code point.";

   // -------------------------------------------------------------------
   //  Convert the code point U+1D161 to UTF-16. The UTF-16 equivalent of 
   //  U+1D161 is a surrogate pair with hexadecimal values D834 and DD61.
   Console::WriteLine( comment1a );
   s1 = Char::ConvertFromUtf32( music );
   Console::Write( "    1a) 0x{0:X} => ", music );
   Show( s1 );
   Console::WriteLine();

   //  Convert the surrogate pair in the string at index position 
   //  zero to a code point.
   Console::WriteLine( comment1b );
   music = Char::ConvertToUtf32( s1, 0 );
   Console::Write( "    1b) " );
   Show( s1 );
   Console::WriteLine( " => 0x{0:X}", music );

   //  Convert the high and low characters in the surrogate pair into a code point.
   Console::WriteLine( comment1c );
   music = Char::ConvertToUtf32( s1[ 0 ], s1[ 1 ] );
   Console::Write( "    1c) " );
   Show( s1 );
   Console::WriteLine( " => 0x{0:X}", music );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:

Create a UTF-16 encoded string from a code point.
    1a) 0x1D161 => 0xD834, 0xDD61
Create a code point from a surrogate pair at a certain position in a string.
    1b) 0xD834, 0xDD61 => 0x1D161
Create a code point from a high surrogate and a low surrogate code point.
    1c) 0xD834, 0xDD61 => 0x1D161

*/

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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