EncoderReplacementFallback EncoderReplacementFallback EncoderReplacementFallback EncoderReplacementFallback Class

Definition

Provides a failure handling mechanism, called a fallback, for an input character that cannot be converted to an output byte sequence. The fallback uses a user-specified replacement string instead of the original input character. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class EncoderReplacementFallback sealed : System::Text::EncoderFallback
[System.Serializable]
public sealed class EncoderReplacementFallback : System.Text.EncoderFallback
type EncoderReplacementFallback = class
    inherit EncoderFallback
Public NotInheritable Class EncoderReplacementFallback
Inherits EncoderFallback
Inheritance
EncoderReplacementFallbackEncoderReplacementFallbackEncoderReplacementFallbackEncoderReplacementFallback
Attributes

Examples

The following example demonstrates the EncoderReplacementFallback class.

// This example demonstrates the EncoderReplacementFallback class.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Text;

int main()
{
    // Create an encoding, which is equivalent to calling the
    // ASCIIEncoding class constructor.
    // The EncoderReplacementFallback parameter specifies that the
    // string, "(unknown)", replace characters that cannot be encoded.
    // A decoder replacement fallback is also specified, but in this
    // code example the decoding operation cannot fail.

    Encoding^ ascii = Encoding::GetEncoding("us-ascii",
        gcnew EncoderReplacementFallback("(unknown)"),
        gcnew DecoderReplacementFallback("(error)"));

    // The input string consists of the Unicode characters LEFT POINTING
    // DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+00AB), 'X' (U+0058), and RIGHT
    // POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+00BB).
    // The encoding can only encode characters in the US-ASCII range of
    // U+0000 through U+007F. Consequently, the characters bracketing the
    // 'X' character are replaced with the fallback replacement string,
    // "(unknown)".

    String^ inputString = "\u00abX\u00bb";
    String^ decodedString;
    String^ twoNewLines = Environment::NewLine + Environment::NewLine;
    array <Byte>^ encodedBytes = 
        gcnew array<Byte>(ascii->GetByteCount(inputString));
    int numberOfEncodedBytes = 0;

    // ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Console::Clear();

    // Display the name of the encoding.
    Console::WriteLine("The name of the encoding is \"{0}\".{1}", 
        ascii->WebName, Environment::NewLine);

    // Display the input string in text.
    Console::WriteLine("Input string ({0} characters): \"{1}\"",
        inputString->Length, inputString);

    // Display the input string in hexadecimal.
    Console::Write("Input string in hexadecimal: ");
    for each (char c in inputString)
    {
        Console::Write("0x{0:X2} ", c);
    }
    Console::Write(twoNewLines);

    // ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    // Encode the input string.

    Console::WriteLine("Encode the input string...");
    numberOfEncodedBytes = ascii->GetBytes(inputString, 0, inputString->Length,
        encodedBytes, 0);

    // Display the encoded bytes.
    Console::WriteLine("Encoded bytes in hexadecimal ({0} bytes):{1}",
        numberOfEncodedBytes, Environment::NewLine);
    for(int i = 0; i < encodedBytes->Length; i++)
    {
        Console::Write("0x{0:X2} ", encodedBytes[i]);
        if(((i + 1) % 6) == 0)
        {
            Console::WriteLine();
        }
    }
    Console::Write(twoNewLines);

    // ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    // Decode the encoded bytes, yielding a reconstituted string.

    Console::WriteLine("Decode the encoded bytes...");
    decodedString = ascii->GetString(encodedBytes);

    // Display the input string and the decoded string for comparison.
    Console::WriteLine("Input string:  \"{0}\"", inputString);
    Console::WriteLine("Decoded string:\"{0}\"", decodedString);
}



/*
This code example produces the following results:

The name of the encoding is "us-ascii".

Input string (3 characters): "X"
Input string in hexadecimal: 0xAB 0x58 0xBB

Encode the input string...
Encoded bytes in hexadecimal (19 bytes):

0x28 0x75 0x6E 0x6B 0x6E 0x6F
0x77 0x6E 0x29 0x58 0x28 0x75
0x6E 0x6B 0x6E 0x6F 0x77 0x6E
0x29

Decode the encoded bytes...
Input string:  "X"
Decoded string:"(unknown)X(unknown)"

*/
// This example demonstrates the EncoderReplacementFallback class.

using System;
using System.Text;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {

// Create an encoding, which is equivalent to calling the 
// ASCIIEncoding class constructor. 
// The EncoderReplacementFallback parameter specifies that the
// string, "(unknown)", replace characters that cannot be encoded. 
// A decoder replacement fallback is also specified, but in this 
// code example the decoding operation cannot fail.  

    Encoding ae = Encoding.GetEncoding(
                  "us-ascii",
                  new EncoderReplacementFallback("(unknown)"), 
                  new DecoderReplacementFallback("(error)"));

// The input string consists of the Unicode characters LEFT POINTING 
// DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+00AB), 'X' (U+0058), and RIGHT POINTING 
// DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+00BB). 
// The encoding can only encode characters in the US-ASCII range of U+0000 
// through U+007F. Consequently, the characters bracketing the 'X' character
// are replaced with the fallback replacement string, "(unknown)".

    string inputString = "\u00abX\u00bb";
    string decodedString;
    string twoNewLines = "\n\n";
    byte[] encodedBytes = new byte[ae.GetByteCount(inputString)];
    int numberOfEncodedBytes = 0;
    int ix = 0;

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Console.Clear();

// Display the name of the encoding.
    Console.WriteLine("The name of the encoding is \"{0}\".\n", ae.WebName);

// Display the input string in text.
    Console.WriteLine("Input string ({0} characters): \"{1}\"", 
                       inputString.Length, inputString);

// Display the input string in hexadecimal.
    Console.Write("Input string in hexadecimal: ");
    foreach (char c in inputString.ToCharArray()) 
        {
        Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", (int)c);
        }
    Console.Write(twoNewLines);

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Encode the input string. 

    Console.WriteLine("Encode the input string...");
    numberOfEncodedBytes = ae.GetBytes(inputString, 0, inputString.Length, 
                                       encodedBytes, 0);

// Display the encoded bytes.
    Console.WriteLine("Encoded bytes in hexadecimal ({0} bytes):\n", 
                       numberOfEncodedBytes);
    ix = 0;
    foreach (byte b in encodedBytes)
        {
        Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", (int)b);
        ix++;
        if (0 == ix % 6) Console.WriteLine();
        }
    Console.Write(twoNewLines);

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Decode the encoded bytes, yielding a reconstituted string.

    Console.WriteLine("Decode the encoded bytes...");
    decodedString = ae.GetString(encodedBytes);

// Display the input string and the decoded string for comparison.
    Console.WriteLine("Input string:  \"{0}\"", inputString);
    Console.WriteLine("Decoded string:\"{0}\"", decodedString);
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

The name of the encoding is "us-ascii".

Input string (3 characters): "«X»"
Input string in hexadecimal: 0xAB 0x58 0xBB

Encode the input string...
Encoded bytes in hexadecimal (19 bytes):

0x28 0x75 0x6E 0x6B 0x6E 0x6F
0x77 0x6E 0x29 0x58 0x28 0x75
0x6E 0x6B 0x6E 0x6F 0x77 0x6E
0x29

Decode the encoded bytes...
Input string:  "«X»"
Decoded string:"(unknown)X(unknown)"

*/
' This example demonstrates the EncoderReplacementFallback class.
Imports System.Text

Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        
        ' Create an encoding, which is equivalent to calling the 
        ' ASCIIEncoding class constructor. 
        ' The EncoderReplacementFallback parameter specifies that the 
        ' string, "(unknown)", replace characters that cannot be encoded. 
        ' A decoder replacement fallback is also specified, but in this 
        ' code example the decoding operation cannot fail.  

        Dim erf As New EncoderReplacementFallback("(unknown)")
        Dim drf As New DecoderReplacementFallback("(error)")
        Dim ae As Encoding = Encoding.GetEncoding("us-ascii", erf, drf)
        
        ' The input string consists of the Unicode characters LEFT POINTING 
        ' DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+00AB), 'X' (U+0058), and RIGHT POINTING 
        ' DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (U+00BB). 
        ' The encoding can only encode characters in the US-ASCII range of U+0000 
        ' through U+007F. Consequently, the characters bracketing the 'X' character
        ' are replaced with the fallback replacement string, "(unknown)".

        Dim inputString As String = "«X»"
        Dim decodedString As String
        Dim twoNewLines As String = vbCrLf & vbCrLf
        Dim ix As Integer = 0
        Dim numberOfEncodedBytes As Integer = ae.GetByteCount(inputString)
        ' Counteract the compiler adding an extra byte to the array.
        Dim encodedBytes(numberOfEncodedBytes - 1) As Byte
        
        ' --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Console.Clear()
        
        ' Display the name of the encoding.
        Console.WriteLine("The name of the encoding is ""{0}""." & vbCrLf, ae.WebName)
        
        ' Display the input string in text.
        Console.WriteLine("Input string ({0} characters): ""{1}""", _
                           inputString.Length, inputString)
        
        ' Display the input string in hexadecimal. 
        ' Each element is converted to an integer with Convert.ToInt32.
        Console.Write("Input string in hexadecimal: ")
        Dim c As Char
        For Each c In inputString.ToCharArray()
            Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", Convert.ToInt32(c))
        Next c
        Console.Write(twoNewLines)
        
        ' --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        ' Encode the input string. 
        Console.WriteLine("Encode the input string...")
        numberOfEncodedBytes = ae.GetBytes(inputString, 0, inputString.Length, _
                                           encodedBytes, 0)
        
        ' Display the encoded bytes. 
        ' Each element is converted to an integer with Convert.ToInt32.
        Console.WriteLine("Encoded bytes in hexadecimal ({0} bytes):" & vbCrLf, _
                           numberOfEncodedBytes)
        ix = 0
        Dim b As Byte
        For Each b In encodedBytes
            Console.Write("0x{0:X2} ", Convert.ToInt32(b))
            ix += 1
            If 0 = ix Mod 6 Then
                Console.WriteLine()
            End If
        Next b
        Console.Write(twoNewLines)
        
        ' --------------------------------------------------------------------------
        ' Decode the encoded bytes, yielding a reconstituted string.
        Console.WriteLine("Decode the encoded bytes...")
        decodedString = ae.GetString(encodedBytes)
        
        ' Display the input string and the decoded string for comparison.
        Console.WriteLine("Input string:  ""{0}""", inputString)
        Console.WriteLine("Decoded string:""{0}""", decodedString)
    
    End Sub
End Class
'
'This code example produces the following results:
'
'The name of the encoding is "us-ascii".
'
'Input string (3 characters): "X"
'Input string in hexadecimal: 0xAB 0x58 0xBB
'
'Encode the input string...
'Encoded bytes in hexadecimal (19 bytes):
'
'0x28 0x75 0x6E 0x6B 0x6E 0x6F
'0x77 0x6E 0x29 0x58 0x28 0x75
'0x6E 0x6B 0x6E 0x6F 0x77 0x6E
'0x29
'
'Decode the encoded bytes...
'Input string:  "X"
'Decoded string:"(unknown)X(unknown)"
'

Remarks

A common reason for an encoding or decoding operation to fail is if the underlying encoding class does not provide a mapping between a character and an equivalent byte sequence. For example, an ASCIIEncoding object cannot encode a character having a Unicode code point value that is outside the range U+0000 to U+007F. If the input character cannot be converted to an output byte sequence, a EncoderReplacementFallback object substitutes a specified replacement string for the original input character. The conversion process encodes the replacement string and then continues to process the remainder of the original input.

The replacement string used by an EncoderReplacementFallback object is determined by the call to its class constructor. Two options are available:

If you choose a fallback string to use with this class, make sure that the string is composed entirely of characters that can be encoded in the target encoding. Otherwise, a recursive fallback results, causing an ArgumentException.

This class is one of two .NET Framework classes that implement different fallback strategies for handling encoding conversion failures. The other class is the EncoderExceptionFallback class, which throws an EncoderFallbackException when an invalid character is encountered.

Constructors

EncoderReplacementFallback() EncoderReplacementFallback() EncoderReplacementFallback() EncoderReplacementFallback()

Initializes a new instance of the EncoderReplacementFallback class.

EncoderReplacementFallback(String) EncoderReplacementFallback(String) EncoderReplacementFallback(String) EncoderReplacementFallback(String)

Initializes a new instance of the EncoderReplacementFallback class using a specified replacement string.

Properties

DefaultString DefaultString DefaultString DefaultString

Gets the replacement string that is the value of the EncoderReplacementFallback object.

MaxCharCount MaxCharCount MaxCharCount MaxCharCount

Gets the number of characters in the replacement string for the EncoderReplacementFallback object.

Methods

CreateFallbackBuffer() CreateFallbackBuffer() CreateFallbackBuffer() CreateFallbackBuffer()

Creates a EncoderFallbackBuffer object that is initialized with the replacement string of this EncoderReplacementFallback object.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Indicates whether the value of a specified object is equal to the EncoderReplacementFallback object.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Retrieves the hash code for the value of the EncoderReplacementFallback object.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also