ASCIIEncoding.GetDecoder ASCIIEncoding.GetDecoder ASCIIEncoding.GetDecoder ASCIIEncoding.GetDecoder Method

Definition

Obtains a decoder that converts an ASCII encoded sequence of bytes into a sequence of Unicode characters.

public:
 override System::Text::Decoder ^ GetDecoder();
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public override System.Text.Decoder GetDecoder ();
override this.GetDecoder : unit -> System.Text.Decoder
Public Overrides Function GetDecoder () As Decoder

Returns

A Decoder that converts an ASCII encoded sequence of bytes into a sequence of Unicode characters.

Remarks

The Decoder.GetChars method converts sequential blocks of bytes into sequential blocks of characters, in a manner similar to the GetChars method of this class. However, a Decoder maintains state information between calls so it can correctly decode byte sequences that span blocks. The Decoder also preserves trailing bytes at the end of data blocks and uses the trailing bytes in the next decoding operation. Therefore, GetDecoder and GetEncoder are useful for network transmission and file operations, because those operations often deal with blocks of data instead of a complete data stream.

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