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TextWriter Class

Represents a writer that can write a sequential series of characters. This class is abstract.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public abstract class TextWriter : IDisposable

The TextWriter type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360TextWriter()Initializes a new instance of the TextWriter class.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360TextWriter(IFormatProvider)Initializes a new instance of the TextWriter class with the specified format provider.
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Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360EncodingWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Encoding in which the output is written.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FormatProviderGets an object that controls formatting.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360NewLineGets or sets the line terminator string used by the current TextWriter.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360CloseCloses the current writer and releases any system resources associated with the writer.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Dispose()Releases all resources used by the TextWriter object.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Dispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the TextWriter and optionally releases the managed resources.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FlushClears all buffers for the current writer and causes any buffered data to be written to the underlying device.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Boolean)Writes the text representation of a Boolean value to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Char)Writes a character to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Char[])Writes a character array to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Decimal)Writes the text representation of a decimal value to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Double)Writes the text representation of an 8-byte floating-point value to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Int32)Writes the text representation of a 4-byte signed integer to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Int64)Writes the text representation of an 8-byte signed integer to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Object)Writes the text representation of an object to the text stream by calling ToString on that object.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Single)Writes the text representation of a 4-byte floating-point value to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(String)Writes a string to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(UInt32)Writes the text representation of a 4-byte unsigned integer to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(UInt64)Writes the text representation of an 8-byte unsigned integer to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(String, Object)Writes out a formatted string, using the same semantics as String.Format.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(String, Object[])Writes out a formatted string, using the same semantics as String.Format.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(Char[], Int32, Int32)Writes a subarray of characters to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Write(String, Object, Object)Writes out a formatted string, using the same semantics as String.Format.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine()Writes a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Boolean)Writes the text representation of a Boolean followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Char)Writes a character followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Char[])Writes an array of characters followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Decimal)Writes the text representation of a decimal value followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Double)Writes the text representation of a 8-byte floating-point value followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Int32)Writes the text representation of a 4-byte signed integer followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Int64)Writes the text representation of an 8-byte signed integer followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Object)Writes the text representation of an object by calling ToString on this object, followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Single)Writes the text representation of a 4-byte floating-point value followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(String)Writes a string followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(UInt32)Writes the text representation of a 4-byte unsigned integer followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(UInt64)Writes the text representation of an 8-byte unsigned integer followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(String, Object)Writes out a formatted string and a new line, using the same semantics as Format.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(String, Object[])Writes out a formatted string and a new line, using the same semantics as Format.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(Char[], Int32, Int32)Writes a subarray of characters followed by a line terminator to the text stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360WriteLine(String, Object, Object)Writes out a formatted string and a new line, using the same semantics as Format.
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  NameDescription
Protected fieldSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360CoreNewLineStores the new line characters used for this TextWriter.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360NullProvides a TextWriter with no backing store that can be written to, but not read from.
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TextWriter is the abstract base class of StreamWriter and StringWriter, which write characters to streams and strings, respectively. Create an instance of TextWriter to write an object to a string, write strings to a file, or to serialize XML. You can also use an instance of TextWriter to write text to a custom backing store using the same APIs you would use for a string or a stream, or to add support for text formatting.

All the Write methods of TextWriter having primitive data types as parameters write out the values as strings.

Notes to Inheritors

A derived class must minimally implement the Write method to make a useful instance of TextWriter.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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