[UWP]GetEncoding - 'windows-1252' is not a supported encoding name (Windows 10 universal prooject)


  • Hi.

    I have a trouble with System.Text.GetEncoding  windows-1252 at windows universal  prooject

            public MainPage()
                Loaded += MainPage_Loaded;
            private void MainPage_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
                var encoding = Encoding.GetEncoding("windows-1252");

    Additional information: 'windows-1252' is not a supported encoding name. For information on defining a custom encoding, see the documentation for the Encoding.RegisterProvider method.

    - VS 2015 RC- Win10 10074

    Monday, May 04, 2015 11:22 AM


  • I am afraid the framework subset for Windows Phone doesn't come with support for Windows-1252. You could use Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) encoding and manually substituting the characters in the 129-159-range as suggested in the following thread or implement your own custom encoding: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14110730/reading-windows-1252-encoding-in-windows-phone-8

    var encoding = Encoding.GetEncoding("latin1");

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    • Marked as answer by 646826 Monday, May 04, 2015 6:07 PM
    Monday, May 04, 2015 2:40 PM