PathIO.ReadTextAsync(String, UnicodeEncoding) | readTextAsync(String, UnicodeEncoding) method

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Reads the contents of the file at the specified path or URI using the specified character encoding and returns text.

Syntax


Windows.Storage.PathIO.readTextAsync(absolutePath, encoding).done( /* Your success and error handlers */ );

Parameters

absolutePath

Type: String [JavaScript] | System.String [.NET] | Platform::String [C++]

The path of the file to read.

encoding

Type: UnicodeEncoding

The character encoding of the file.

Return value

Type: IAsyncOperation<String>

When this method completes successfully, it returns the contents of the file as a text string.

Remarks

Note  To read or write to a file using a path or URIs, you must have permission to access the file's location.

You can specify an app URIs to read or write files in app-specific locations like your app data folder ("ms-appdata://"). To learn more about app URIs, see How to reference content.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]

Namespace

Windows.Storage
Windows::Storage [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

See also

PathIO
ReadTextAsync(String)

 

 

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