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Hi,

I was looking for a solution where I am trying to print the string value but I get the output as System.Byte[].

Is there any way I can convert System.Byte[] to System.String? Looking for solution in C# please...
PdfReader obj_pdf = new PdfReader("http://illiad.evms.edu/sample.pdf");                    
Console.Write(obj_pdf.GetPageContent(1).ToString());
 
Output: 'System.Byte[]' is displayed.
 
I am looking for printing complete text inside this PDF file.

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Question by:dev_qasource
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by:tculler
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Well I'm not sure what you have here, but I'll see what I can do:
// If you want to get the byte array as a String with the Ascii encoding
//(if not Ascii, choose your encoding from System.Text.Encoding's possiblities), here you go:
 
public static void PrintByteArray(System.Byte[] myByteArray)
{
     System.Console.WriteLine(System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(myByteArray));
}
 
// If you want the individual numbers of the bytes, you can do something like the following
 
public static void PrintByteArray(System.Byte[] myByteArray)
{
     foreach(System.Byte b in myByteArray)
     {
          System.Console.WriteLine(b.ToString() + " ");
     }
}
 
// Or, yet another, more manual option as a variant to the first...
public static void PrintByteArray(System.Byte[] myByteArray)
{
     foreach(System.Byte b in myByteArray)
     {
          System.Console.WriteLine(((System.Char)b).ToString());
     }
}

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by:DreamsTech
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Just confirm the Encoding done in getting the Byte Array ,whether its UTF8 or UTF32 etc. Then use
Encoding.UTF8.GetString(byte []);  

Dont Forget to include the Namespace  "using System.Text;"

See the sample below ,the last line is of ur interest.
string str = "Test";
        string AfterEncode = "";
 
        byte[] T = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(str);
 
        AfterEncode = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(T);

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