Open Method (String, FileMode)

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Opens a FileStream on the specified path with read/write access.

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

public static FileStream Open(
	string path,
	FileMode mode


Type: System..::..String
The file to open.
Type: System.IO..::..FileMode
A FileMode value that specifies whether a file is created if one does not exist, and determines whether the contents of existing files are retained or overwritten.

Return Value

Type: System.IO..::..FileStream
A FileStream opened in the specified mode and path, with read/write access and not shared.

The path parameter is permitted to specify relative or absolute path information. Relative path information is interpreted as relative to the current working directory. To obtain the current working directory, see GetCurrentDirectory.