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Convert half empty byte array to string?

Yvar Birx asked:

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Hello Codeproject,

Let's assume I have a byte array as follows:
byte[] MainArray = new byte[4096];

I then make another array out of a string:
byte[] String = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("hello world");

I then copy that array to the main array:
Array.Copy(String, 0, MainArray, 0, String.Length);

How would I after transfering this byte array over TCP know that it's Hello World, because when decoding it I have also decoded the rest of the MainArrays empty area.

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Tags: C#


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