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StringWriter Constructor (StringBuilder)

Initializes a new instance of the StringWriter class that writes to the specified StringBuilder.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public StringWriter(
	StringBuilder sb
)

Parameters

sb
Type: System.Text.StringBuilder

The StringBuilder to write to.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

sb is null.

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

Get the size of a file.

FileInfo.Length

Get the attributes of a file.

File.GetAttributes

Set the attributes of a file.

File.SetAttributes

Determine if a file exists.

File.Exists

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

The following code example demonstrates using the StringBuilder class to modify the underlying string in a closed StringWriter.

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

class StrWriter
{
    static void Main()
    {
        StringBuilder strBuilder = 
            new StringBuilder("file path characters are: ");
        StringWriter strWriter = new StringWriter(strBuilder);

        strWriter.Write(
            Path.InvalidPathChars, 0, Path.InvalidPathChars.Length);

        strWriter.Close();

        // Since the StringWriter is closed, an exception will  
        // be thrown if the Write method is called. However,  
        // the StringBuilder can still manipulate the string.
        strBuilder.Insert(0, "Invalid ");
        Console.WriteLine(strWriter.ToString());
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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