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October 19, 2007

How to Read a utf-8 File into a VB.NET String

This code demonstrates how to load a file containing utf-8 encoded characters into a VB.NET string:

        Dim fileBytes As Byte()
        ' This file contains utf-8 encoded Japanese text.
        fileBytes = System.IO.File.ReadAllBytes("japaneseUtf8.txt")
        Dim s As String
        s = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(fileBytes)

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