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StringWriter.Encoding Property

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 in which the output is written.

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

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the StringWriter() constructor.


Console.WriteLine("The following string is {0} encoded.\n{1}", 
    strWriter.Encoding.EncodingName, strWriter.ToString());


.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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