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FileInfo.Create Method

Creates a file.

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

public FileStream Create ()
public FileStream Create ()
public function Create () : FileStream
Not applicable.

Return Value

A new file.

By default, full read/write access to new files is granted to all users.

This method is a wrapper for the functionality provided by File.Create.

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

The following example creates a reference to a file, and then creates the file on disk using FileInfo.Create().

using System;
using System.IO;

public class DeleteTest 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo("temp.txt");
        // Actually create the file.
        FileStream fs = fi.Create();
        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();
        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    }
}

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

public class DeleteTest
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo("temp.txt");

        // Actually create the file.
        FileStream fs = fi.Create();

        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();

        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    } //main
} //DeleteTest

import System;
import System.IO;

public class DeleteTest {
    public static function Main() : void {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        var fi : FileInfo = new FileInfo("temp.txt");
        // Actually create the file.
        var fs : FileStream = fi.Create();
        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();
        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    }
}
DeleteTest.Main();

The following example creates a file, adds some text to it, and reads from the file.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;

class Test 
{
	
    public static void Main() 
    {
        string path = @"c:\MyTest.txt";
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(path);

        // Delete the file if it exists.
        if (fi.Exists) 
        {
            fi.Delete();
        }

        //Create the file.
        using (FileStream fs = fi.Create()) 
        {
            Byte[] info = 
                new UTF8Encoding(true).GetBytes("This is some text in the file.");

            //Add some information to the file.
            fs.Write(info, 0, info.Length);
        }

        //Open the stream and read it back.
        using (StreamReader sr = fi.OpenText()) 
        {
            string s = "";
            while ((s = sr.ReadLine()) != null) 
            {
                Console.WriteLine(s);
            }
        }
    }
}
//This code produces output similar to the following; 
//results may vary based on the computer/file structure/etc.:
//
//This is some text in the file.

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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