TextWriter.Close Method

Closes the current writer and releases any system resources associated with the writer.

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

public virtual void Close()

This implementation of Close calls the TextWriter.Dispose(Boolean) method and passes it a true value.

Flushing the stream will not flush its underlying encoder unless you explicitly call Flush or Close. Setting the StreamWriter.AutoFlush property to true means that data will be flushed from the buffer to the stream, but the encoder state will not be flushed. This allows the encoder to keep its state (partial characters) so that it can encode the next block of characters correctly. This scenario affects UTF8 and UTF7 where certain characters can be encoded only after the encoder receives the adjacent character or characters.

NoteNote

In derived classes, do not override the Close method. Instead, override the TextWriter.Dispose(Boolean) method to add code for releasing resources.

.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

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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