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FileInfo.Create Method

Creates a file.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public FileStream Create ()
public FileStream Create ()
public function Create () : FileStream

Return Value

A new file.

By default, full read/write access to new files is granted to all users.

This method is a wrapper for the functionality provided by File.Create.

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Append text to a file.

How to: Open and Append to a Log File

File.AppendText

FileInfo.AppendText

Copy a file.

File.Copy

FileInfo.CopyTo

Rename or move a file.

File.Move

FileInfo.MoveTo

Delete a file.

File.Delete

FileInfo.Delete

Read from a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Write to a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Create a directory.

CreateDirectory

Directory

The following example creates a reference to a file, and then creates the file on disk using FileInfo.Create().

using System;
using System.IO;

public class DeleteTest 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo("temp.txt");
        // Actually create the file.
        FileStream fs = fi.Create();
        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();
        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;

public class DeleteTest
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo("temp.txt");

        // Actually create the file.
        FileStream fs = fi.Create();

        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();

        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    } //main
} //DeleteTest

import System;
import System.IO;

public class DeleteTest {
    public static function Main() : void {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        var fi : FileInfo = new FileInfo("temp.txt");
        // Actually create the file.
        var fs : FileStream = fi.Create();
        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();
        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    }
}
DeleteTest.Main();

The following example creates a file, adds some text to it, and reads from the file.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;

class Test 
{
	
    public static void Main() 
    {
        string path = @"c:\temp\MyTest.txt";
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(path);

        // Delete the file if it exists.
        if (fi.Exists) 
        {
            fi.Delete();
        }

        //Create the file.
        using (FileStream fs = fi.Create()) 
        {
            Byte[] info = 
                new UTF8Encoding(true).GetBytes("This is some text in the file.");

            //Add some information to the file.
            fs.Write(info, 0, info.Length);
        }

        //Open the stream and read it back.
        using (StreamReader sr = fi.OpenText()) 
        {
            string s = "";
            while ((s = sr.ReadLine()) != null) 
            {
                Console.WriteLine(s);
            }
        }
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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