How to detect the Text Encoding of a File in C# .NET Framework

Today we will be using an API to handle text encoding detection in C#. Let’s skip the preamble and get straight to it.

First off, run this command, which will have NuGet set up our client.

Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert -Version 2.2.0

Now call EditTextTextEncodingDetect, which just requires the following lines.

using System;using System.Diagnostics;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Api;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Client;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.DocumentAndDataConvert.Model;namespace Example{public class EditTextTextEncodingDetectExample{public void main(){// Configure API key authorization: ApikeyConfiguration.Default.AddApiKey("Apikey", "YOUR_API_KEY");// Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed// Configuration.Default.AddApiKeyPrefix("Apikey", "Bearer");var apiInstance = new EditTextApi();var inputFile = new System.IO.Stream(); // System.IO.Stream | Input file to perform the operation on.try{// Detect text encoding of fileTextEncodingDetectResponse result = apiInstance.EditTextTextEncodingDetect(inputFile);Debug.WriteLine(result);}catch (Exception e){Debug.Print("Exception when calling EditTextApi.EditTextTextEncodingDetect: " + e.Message );}}}}

OK, we’re done. That’s right, implementing one of our APIs is really just that easy. Besides this, we offer an entire range of similar functions, ready to save you a massive amount of time. Need to convert between document or image formats? No problem. OCR? Have that, too. If this approach appeals to you, spare a glance at our documentation section for a comprehensive list.

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