How to remove specific (unicode) characters in a String using C# and VB.NET

Here is an example on how to remove specific (unicode) characters in a String using C# and VB.NET

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C# Sample

VB.NET Sample

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RegexReplaceUnicodeChars

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How to change the encoding of a String using C# and VB.NET

To change the encoding of a String using .NET you can use this Extension Method which is part of the Fesslersoft.Extensions. This method needs a source and a target encoding. Some people might find the source encoding parameter needless, but as Joel stated in his excellent blogpost

“It does not make sense to have a string without knowing what encoding it uses” (Joel Spolsky)

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How to convert a Securestring to String using C# and VB.NET

Here is an example on how to convert a Securestring to String using C# and VB.NET.
Please remember that storing the data in a plain string will be beat the whole point of using SecureString. This method should only be used for testing purposes.
This Extension Method is now part of the Fesslersoft.Extensions.

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How to convert a String to Securestring using C# and VB.NET

Here is an example on how to convert a String to Securestring using C# and VB.NET.
Please remember that the plain string which will be converted to SecureString beats the whole point of using SecureString. This method should only be used for testing purposes.
This Extension Method is now part of the Fesslersoft.Extensions.

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VB.NET Sample

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Generic Type Conversion snippet for C# and VB.NET

Here you can find a generic Type conversion snippet for C# and VB.NET.

Sample C#

public static T GenericConvert<T, X>(X value) where X : IConvertible
{
	return (T)Convert.ChangeType(value, typeof(T));
}

Sample VB.NET

Public Shared Function GenericConvert(Of T, X As IConvertible)(value As X) As T
	Return DirectCast(Convert.ChangeType(value, GetType(T)), T)
End Function

How to convert a string to enum in Java

To convert a string to enum in Java you can use the following snippet.

Considering the following enum.

Sample Java

public enum Testenum {
  One,Two,Three,Four
}

you can cast an string to enum like this:

Sample Java

Testenum.valueOf("Two");

How to convert Stream to ByteArray in C# and VB.NET

To convert Stream to ByteArray in C# and VB.NET you can use the following snippet.

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Sample VB.NET

Compatibility: working .NET 2.0 working .NET 3.0 not tested .NET 3.5 not working .NET 4.0 not working .NET 4.5not working .NET 4.6

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