Gets an object that controls formatting.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The value of the property specifies the culture-specific formatting that is used when you call the Write and WriteLine methods. If you do not want to provide a format provider, you create an instance by using the TextWriter constructor, which sets the property to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). When the property contains a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the culture of the current thread is used for formatting.
For an example of creating a file and writing text to a file, see How to: Write Text to a File. For an example of reading text from a file, see How to: Read Text from a File. For an example of reading from and writing to a binary file, see How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File.
For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.
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.