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TextWriter.Encoding Property

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Encoding in which the output is written.

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

public abstract Encoding Encoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
The Encoding in which the output is written.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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