How to Convert Byte Array to String in C#?

Published on June 12, 2013 by abundantcode

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Below is a sample code snippet demonstrating the conversion of  Byte Array to string in C#.

How to Convert Byte Array to String in C#?

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Data;

using System.Linq;

namespace AbundantCode


internal class Program


//How to Convert Byte Array to String in C# ?

private static void Main(string[] args)


string Input = "Welcome to";

Byte[] ByteOutput = ConvertStringToByte(Input);

string StringOutput = ConvertByteArrayToString(ByteOutput);




private static string ConvertByteArrayToString(Byte[] ByteOutput)


string StringOutput = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(ByteOutput);

return StringOutput;


public static byte[] ConvertStringToByte(string Input)


return System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(Input);




How to Convert Byte Array to String in C#?

1 Comment

  1. charlesbecon

    you can use System.Text.Encoding.Unicode.GetBytes() to retrieve the set of bytes that Microsoft.Net would using to represent the characters.

    Using UTF8 conversion
    byte[] bArray = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes (inputString);

    May 27, 2014 - 11:16 am – Reply

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