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StreamWriter.Encoding Property

Gets the Encoding in which the output is written.

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

public override Encoding Encoding { get; }
/** @property */
public Encoding get_Encoding ()

public override function get Encoding () : Encoding

Not applicable.

Property Value

The Encoding specified in the constructor for the current instance, or UTF8Encoding if an encoding was not specified.

This property is necessary for some XML scenarios where a header must be written containing the encoding used by the StreamWriter. This allows the XML code to consume an arbitrary StreamWriter and generate the correct XML header.

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

The following example retrieves the encoding of the specified StreamWriter instance.

// Write out the current text encoding
sw.WriteLine("Encoding: {0}",
    sw.Encoding.ToString());

// Write out the current text encoding
sw.WriteLine("Encoding: {0}", sw.get_Encoding().ToString());

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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