convert string to 1-dimensional array of byte

Hi all,

In order to set a property item of orientation in a Tiff file's header i need to convert a string to a 1 dimensional array of byte.  
Is there a class or a function ready to do such a conversion?

thanks in advance
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Hi ardixiv,

i don't think that there is such function. you can do it manually

private byte[] ConvertStringToByte ( string s )
 if ( s != null && s.Length > 0)
    byte[] b = new byte[s.Length];
    for ( int index=0; index<s.Length; index++ )
        b[index] = Convert.ToByte ( s[index] );

    return b;

    return new byte[0];


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string test = "a test string to encode";
System.Text.UTF8Encoding ts = new System.Text.UTF8Encoding();
byte[] ba = ts.GetBytes(test);
You may want Ascii Encoding instead of Unicode though.

string test = "a test string to encode";
System.Text.ASCIIEncoding ts = new System.Text.ASCIIEncoding();
byte[] ba = ts.GetBytes(test);
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