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StreamWriter.Write Method (Char[], Int32, Int32)

Writes a subarray of characters to the stream.

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

public override void Write (
	char[] buffer,
	int index,
	int count
)
public void Write (
	char[] buffer, 
	int index, 
	int count
)
public override function Write (
	buffer : char[], 
	index : int, 
	count : int
)

Parameters

buffer

A character array containing the data to write.

index

The index into buffer at which to begin writing.

count

The number of characters to read from buffer.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

buffer is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

The buffer length minus index is less than count.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index or count is negative.

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

ObjectDisposedException

AutoFlush is true or the StreamWriter buffer is full, and current writer is closed.

NotSupportedException

AutoFlush is true or the StreamWriter buffer is full, and the contents of the buffer cannot be written to the underlying fixed size stream because the StreamWriter is at the end the stream.

This method overrides TextWriter.Write.

The characters are read from buffer beginning at index and continuing through index + (count - 1). All characters are written to the underlying stream unless the end of the underlying stream is reached prematurely. Flush is invoked automatically if AutoFlush is true.

For an example of using this method, see the Example section below. The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Append text to a file.

How to: Open and Append to a Log File

File.AppendText

FileInfo.AppendText

Get the size of a file.

FileInfo.Length

Get the attributes of a file.

File.GetAttributes

Set the attributes of a file.

File.SetAttributes

Determine if a file exists.

File.Exists

Read from a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Write to a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

This example writes eight characters from a 13-element array to a file, beginning at the third element of the array.

using System;
using System.IO;
 
public class SWBuff 
{
    public static void Main(String[] args)
    {
        FileStream sb = new FileStream("MyFile.txt", FileMode.OpenOrCreate);
        char[] b = {'a','b','c','d','e','f','g','h','i','j','k','l','m'};
        StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(sb);
        sw.Write(b, 3, 8);
        sw.Close();
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;

public class SWBuff
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        FileStream sb = new FileStream("MyFile.txt", FileMode.OpenOrCreate);
        char b[] = {
            'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm'
        };
        StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(sb);
        sw.Write(b, 3, 8);
        sw.Close();
    } //main
} //SWBuff

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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