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FileInfo.OpenRead Method

Creates a read-only FileStream.

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

public FileStream OpenRead ()
public FileStream OpenRead ()
public function OpenRead () : FileStream
Not applicable.

Return Value

A new read-only FileStream object.

Exception typeCondition

UnauthorizedAccessException

path is read-only or is a directory.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

IOException

The file is already open.

This method returns a read-only FileStream object with the FileShare mode set to Read.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example opens a file as read-only and reads from it.

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

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

        // Delete the file if it exists.
        if (!fi.Exists) 
        {
            //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 (FileStream fs = fi.OpenRead()) 
        {
            byte[] b = new byte[1024];
            UTF8Encoding temp = new UTF8Encoding(true);

            while (fs.Read(b,0,b.Length) > 0) 
            {
                Console.WriteLine(temp.GetString(b));
            }
        }
    }
}
//This code produces output similar to the following; 
//results may vary based on the computer/file structure/etc.:
//
//This is some text in the file.
//
//
//
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//
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//
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//

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

class Test
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String path = "c:\\MyTest.txt";
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(path);

        // Delete the file if it exists.
        if (!(fi.get_Exists())) {
            //Create the file.
            FileStream fs = fi.Create();

            try {
                ubyte info[] = (new UTF8Encoding(true)).GetBytes("This is " 
                    + " some text in the file.");

                //Add some information to the file.
                fs.Write(info, 0, info.length);
            }
            finally {
                fs.Dispose();
            }
        }

        //Open the stream and read it back.
        FileStream fs = fi.OpenRead();

        try {
            ubyte b[] = new ubyte[1024];
            UTF8Encoding temp = new UTF8Encoding(true);

            while ((fs.Read(b, 0, b.length) > 0)) {
                Console.WriteLine(temp.GetString(b));
            }
        }
        finally {
            fs.Dispose();
        }
    } //main
} //Test
//This code produces output similar to the following; 
//results may vary based on the computer/file structure/etc.:
//
//This is some text in the file.
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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