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BinaryWriter.BinaryWriter(Stream) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the BinaryWriter class based on the supplied stream and using UTF-8 as the encoding for strings.

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

public BinaryWriter (
	Stream output
)
public BinaryWriter (
	Stream output
)
public function BinaryWriter (
	output : Stream
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

output

The output stream.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The stream does not support writing, or the stream is already closed.

ArgumentNullException

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

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the BinaryWriter class.

using(BinaryWriter binWriter =
    new BinaryWriter(File.Open(fileName, FileMode.Create)))
{
    binWriter.Write(aspectRatio);
    binWriter.Write(lookupDir);
    binWriter.Write(autoSaveTime);
    binWriter.Write(showStatusBar);
}

BinaryWriter binWriter =
    new BinaryWriter(File.Open(fileName, FileMode.Create));
try {
    binWriter.Write(aspectRatio);
    binWriter.Write(lookupDir);
    binWriter.Write(autoSaveTime);
    binWriter.Write(showStatusBar);
}
finally {
    if ( binWriter != null ) {
        binWriter= null;
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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