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byte[] 50 characters to null terminated string

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Hi,

C# .NET 2.0

I have a 50 character byte array, containing a null terminated set of chars. To convert it to a string, I decode it using standard UTF8Encoders ...

System.Text.UTF8Encoding decode = new System.Text.UTF8Encoding();
decode.GetString(myChars);

However because it is a 50 byte array I get back
SomeText\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0 ... \0
The \0 being the NULL character. It does not return a string of length 8

Is there a simple way just to get the null terminated string out of the byte array without all the extra padding? I would have assumed the GetString would have does that, but when looking at the text output in binary mode, there is all the extra padding..

Cheers,
Derek
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Can't you just remove it?

string s= decode.GetString(myChars);
s = s.Remove(s.IndexOf('\0'));
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If there are only 3 characters, there are 47 null characters.

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s.Remove(s.IndexOf('\0')) will remove every null character to the right of the first null character, so that should work
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