CodePagesEncodingProvider.Instance CodePagesEncodingProvider.Instance CodePagesEncodingProvider.Instance CodePagesEncodingProvider.Instance Property


Gets an encoding provider for code pages supported in the desktop .NET Framework but not in the current .NET Framework platform.

 static property System::Text::EncodingProvider ^ Instance { System::Text::EncodingProvider ^ get(); };
public static System.Text.EncodingProvider Instance { get; }
member this.Instance : System.Text.EncodingProvider
Public Shared ReadOnly Property Instance As EncodingProvider

Property Value

An encoding provider that allows access to encodings not supported on the current .NET Framework platform.


The .NET Framework on the Windows desktop supports a large number of character encodings and code pages. You can get a complete list of encodings by calling the Encoding.GetEncodings method, which is available in the full .NET Framework on the Windows desktop. .NET Core, on the other hand, supports only the following encodings by default:

  • ASCII (code page 20127), which is returned by the Encoding.ASCII property.

  • ISO-8859-1 (code page 28591).

  • UTF-7 (code page 65000), which is returned by the Encoding.UTF7 property.

  • UTF-8 (code page 65001), which is returned by the Encoding.UTF8 property.

  • UTF-16 and UTF-16LE (code page 1200), which is returned by the Encoding.Unicode property.

  • UTF-16BE (code page 1201), which is instantiated by calling the UnicodeEncoding.UnicodeEncoding or UnicodeEncoding.UnicodeEncoding constructor with a bigEndian value of true.

  • UTF-32 and UTF-32LE (code page 12000), which is returned by the Encoding.UTF32 property.

  • UTF-32BE (code page 12001), which is instantiated by calling an UTF32Encoding constructor that has a bigEndian parameter and providing a value of true in the method call.

To retrieve an encoding that is present in the .NET Framework on the Windows desktop but not in .NET Core, you do the following:

Applies to