StreamWriter.Encoding Property

May 11, 2014

Gets the Encoding in which the output is written.

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

public override Encoding Encoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
The Encoding specified in the constructor for the current instance, or UTF8Encoding if an encoding was not specified.

This property is necessary for some XML scenarios where a header must be written containing the encoding used by the StreamWriter. This allows the XML code to consume an arbitrary StreamWriter and generate the correct XML header.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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