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C# C# Streams and Data Processing Reading Data Encoding

This code works, but is not the answer, why?

Fails on Task 2

var mysteryMessage = new byte[] {89, 0, 97, 0};
var messageContents = UnicodeEncoding.Unicode.GetString(mysteryMessage);

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Jason Sizemore! The syntax is correct. You're doing everything correctly now, but on the first step part of the mystery message got cut off somehow. I'm not sure how this passed the first step or if maybe something was altered on the second step, but the initial variable should look like this:

var mysteryMessage = new byte[] {89, 0, 97, 0, 121, 0, 33, 0};

The 121, 0, 33, 0 are missing from yours. But once I put them back in, this passes with flying colors!

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Thanks Jennifer, I later saw that there were extra numbers in the array needed and for some reason did not see them until after re-reading it a couple of times. The thing that through me off is the first challenge passed with out all the numbers in the array.