WriteAllLines Method (String, String[], Encoding)

File::WriteAllLines Method (String^, array<String^>^, Encoding^)

 

Creates a new file, writes the specified string array to the file by using the specified encoding, and then closes the file.

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

public:
static void WriteAllLines(
	String^ path,
	array<String^>^ contents,
	Encoding^ encoding
)

Parameters

path
Type: System::String^

The file to write to.

contents
Type: array<System::String^>^

The string array to write to the file.

encoding
Type: System.Text::Encoding^

An Encoding object that represents the character encoding applied to the string array.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

path is a zero-length string, contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters as defined by InvalidPathChars.

ArgumentNullException

Either path or contents is null.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters, and file names must be less than 260 characters.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid (for example, it is on an unmapped drive).

IOException

An I/O error occurred while opening the file.

UnauthorizedAccessException

path specified a file that is read-only.

-or-

This operation is not supported on the current platform.

-or-

path specified a directory.

-or-

The caller does not have the required permission.

NotSupportedException

path is in an invalid format.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

If the target file already exists, it is overwritten.

Given a string array and a file path, this method opens the specified file, writes the string array to the file using the specified encoding, and then closes the file.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the WriteAllLines method to write text to a file. In this example a file is created, if it doesn't already exist, and text is added to it.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

FileIOPermission

for access to write to a file or directory. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess::Write

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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