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parsing the output using string.split and current locale..


I have a legacy unmanaged application that returns property=value
pairs separated by chr(252)and I am trying to parse this output from
C# using string.split method.

This works fine as long as the default locale is en-US. However, the
moment, I change it to say Greek/Portuguese, the parsing logic goofs
up. I don't have access to the source code of legacy application to
make changes.

Is there any way, by which, I can change the parsing logic such that
it works irrespective of the locale?

Nov 17 '05 #1
1 1673


Shouldn't be necessary to change anything in the legacy application, but
you need to change the character to split with. I suspect chr(252) is
in USA and in Greece, both with byte value 252, but with different

You could try to grab the character for byte value 252 using
Encoding.Default which is the default encoding used for whatever language
the OS is set to use.

char splitCharacter = Encoding.Default.GetString(new byte[]{252})[0];
Happy Coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Nov 17 '05 #2

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