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Is there a statement in C# (using .Net Framework 4.0) that would convert an EBCDIC value to its DEC equivalent?

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I am writing a C# Console Application using VS2010 and .Net Framework 4.0.
I read a txt file as input.
I used the debugger to execute the following statement for 1 iteration of my application to read in the values for the 1st input record:

string[] readText = File.ReadAllLines(filePath, Encoding.UTF8);
           
            foreach (string s in readText)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(s);
            }

Then, from the Immediate Window, I executed the following query and got back the result:

? s[3]
38 '&'

Is there a statement I could issue in my C# application that would convert the EBCDIC value (which in this case is '&') into its DEC equivalent (which in this case is '80') ?

I see the translated values from "EBCDIC" to Dec in the following link:

http://www.longpelaexpertise.com/toolsCode.php
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Have a look at the "Encoding" class in System.Text namespace.  The properties (there are several) of interest are probably "ASCII" and "Codepage".  I believe Codepage 037 is for EBCDIC.  The method to use in this class is "Convert".

If your EBCDIC data contains signed zoned decimal or packed decimal fields then you may need to handle them separately from the other potions of each record.  Blindly converting them from EBCDIC to ASCII will not result in correct values.
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