Export (0) Print
Expand All

SaveFileDialog.OpenFile Method

Opens the file with read/write permission selected by the user.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public Stream OpenFile()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Stream
The read/write file selected by the user.

Caution noteCaution

For security purposes, this method creates a new file with the selected name and opens it with read/write permissions. This can cause unintentional loss of data if you select an existing file to save to. To save data to an existing file while retaining existing data, use the File class to open the file using the file name returned in the FileName property.

The following code example illustrates creating a SaveFileDialog, setting members, calling the dialog box using the ShowDialog method, and opening the selected file. The example requires a form with a button placed on it.

private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
 {
     Stream myStream ;
     SaveFileDialog saveFileDialog1 = new SaveFileDialog();

     saveFileDialog1.Filter = "txt files (*.txt)|*.txt|All files (*.*)|*.*"  ;
     saveFileDialog1.FilterIndex = 2 ;
     saveFileDialog1.RestoreDirectory = true ;

     if(saveFileDialog1.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
     {
         if((myStream = saveFileDialog1.OpenFile()) != null)
         {
             // Code to write the stream goes here.
             myStream.Close();
         }
     }
 }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft