String - ToByteArray

A string extension method that converts the string object to a byte array.

Try it

public static string FileName = "test.txt";

public static void Main()
	var text =
    @"<!DOCTYPE html>
<h1>This is <b>bold</b> heading</h1>
<p>This is <u>underlined</u> paragraph</p>
<h2>This is <i>italic</i> heading</h2>
</html> ";
	// C# Extension Method: String - ToByteArray
	byte[] bytes = text.ToByteArray();
	//C# Extension Method: String - ToFileInfo
	var file = FileName.ToFileInfo();
	// C# Extension Method: FileInfo - WriteAllBytes

View Source
using System;
using System.Text;

public static partial class Extensions
    /// <summary>
    ///     A string extension method that converts the @this to a byte array.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="this">The @this to act on.</param>
    /// <returns>@this as a byte[].</returns>
    public static byte[] ToByteArray(this string @this)
        Encoding encoding = Activator.CreateInstance<ASCIIEncoding>();
        return encoding.GetBytes(@this);