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FileInfo.OpenText Method

Creates a StreamReader with UTF8 encoding that reads from an existing text file.

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

[SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute]
public StreamReader OpenText()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.StreamReader
A new StreamReader with UTF8 encoding.

ExceptionCondition
SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

FileNotFoundException

The file is not found.

UnauthorizedAccessException

path is read-only or is a directory.

DirectoryNotFoundException

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

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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