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    Get size of a StringBuilder

    I can't seem to find this info anywhere, what is the call to get the number of bytes? I know I can do ToString() and then get the number but that is quite inefficient.
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    Re: Get size of a StringBuilder

    Ok I found it, it's .Length. I was trying with trial and error but I always have trouble figuring out the spelling to that word so I must have gotten it wrong. I wish they would all use Size. So much easier. lol
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    Re: Get size of a StringBuilder

    Yep, sometimes, Length, sometimes Size, sometimes Count and sometimes Count()...
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    Re: Get size of a StringBuilder

    Maybe because count of elements in the collection cannot be neccessary same as lenght of the space allocate ;-) And Count() is the price of extension method. But despite I see the reasons, I think it could be unified.
    • Make it run.
    • Make it right.
    • Make it fast.

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    Re: Get size of a StringBuilder

    itn count = Encoding.ASCII.GetByteCount(string);

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    Re: Get size of a StringBuilder

    Yes, I think the problem is actually the English language, not the C# language.
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    Re: Get size of a StringBuilder

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Squirrel View Post
    Ok I found it, it's .Length. I was trying with trial and error but I always have trouble figuring out the spelling to that word so I must have gotten it wrong. I wish they would all use Size. So much easier. lol
    Have you heard of Msdn?

    StringBuilder class

    In Msdn, all the constructors, properties, methods, events and so on are listed for each class.

    If you are using a new class, check it out in Msdn and notice what's available - even if you don't need it this time, you might remember enough for next time.

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