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Development Environment

Web Development and Improvements in user experience

(Productivity and Enterprise-level Application Development Features)

Ajax Overview, [[21759|GeneXus'>Ajax'>Ajax Overview, [[21759|GeneXus and Ajax]]

Business Components

Business Component - Publication as an Enterprise Java Bean

Practical course: Bluesky Charters

Application Localization

Application Localization
Translation Tool
Help "in any language"
Practical course: Bluesky Charters


About this topic
Patterns based development
Built in Patterns
Work With Pattern
Demo: Work With Pattern
Practical course: Patterns

Better data model

Null handling optimizes navigations
Nulls property


User experience

New options on rightclick in win

Reverse Engineering

Database Reverse Engineering Tool

New Platforms

.Net Mobile Generator
More J2EE support than ever

Data Types and Methods

Message Queue handling data types

LDAP Data Type

URL access Property
New IIF function
New byte count function
New Methods for attributes, variables and enumerated domains!
XSLTApply Method
Procedures can now call web objects
Web Services: Grouping Locations
News about model, object, and control properties

Official Content

Gets the numbers of bytes needed to represent a specific character expression using a specific encoding.


Ret-value = ByteCount(character-expression , encoding);

Type Returned:

    Character type. Is the input string.

    Character type. Is the encoding to be used.

    Numeric type. Is the number of bytes needed to represent the given character expression with the specified encoding.


Objects: ProcedureTransaction, Web Panel, Work Panel 
Generators: .NET, Java, Apple (iOS offline support is available since GeneXus15)


Suppose you want to know how many bytes are needed to represent "hello world" using the UTF-8 encoding.

&charVar = 'hello world'
&encoding = 'UTF-8'
&result = byteCount(&charVar,&encoding)

The value of &result will be 11 because in UTF-8 a character is stored in a byte.

See Also

Java supported encodings
.NET supported encodings

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