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StreamWriter Constructor (Stream, Encoding, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the StreamWriter class for the specified stream, using the specified encoding and buffer size.

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

public StreamWriter(
	Stream stream,
	Encoding encoding,
	int bufferSize
)

Parameters

stream
Type: System.IO.Stream
The stream to write to.
encoding
Type: System.Text.Encoding
The character encoding to use.
bufferSize
Type: System.Int32
The buffer size.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

stream or encoding is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

bufferSize is negative.

ArgumentException

stream is not writable.

This constructor initializes the Encoding property using the encoding parameter, and the BaseStream property using the stream parameter. For additional information, see Encoding.

The StreamWriter object calls Dispose on the provided Stream object when StreamWriter.Dispose is called.

Caution noteCaution:

When you compile a set of characters with a particular cultural setting and retrieve those same characters with a different cultural setting, the characters might not be interpretable, and could cause an exception to be thrown.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 If you pass an invalid input path to a StreamWriter constructor, the constructor throws InvalidArgumentException instead of DirectoryNotFoundException.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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