FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter Method (String, Boolean, Encoding)
Opens a StreamWriter to write to the specified file.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
public static StreamWriter OpenTextFileWriter( string file, bool append, Encoding encoding )
- Type: System.String
File to be written to.
- Type: System.Boolean
True to append to the contents in the file; False to overwrite the contents of the file. Default is False.
- Type: System.Text.Encoding
Encoding to be used in writing to the file. Default is ASCII.
The OpenTextFileWriter method opens and initializes a stream for a file and then returns the StreamWriter object for that stream. You can write to the steam as many times as necessary and then close it when you are finished.
If you are writing only a few strings to a file, it might be simpler to use the WriteAllText method.
The following table lists an example of a task involving the My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter method.
Write text to a file with a StreamWriter
This example opens a StreamWriter with the My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileWriter method and uses it to write a string to a text file with the WriteLine method of the StreamWriter class.