OpenRead Method

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Opens an existing file for reading.

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

public static FileStream OpenRead(
	string path


Type: System..::..String
The file to be opened for reading.

Return Value

Type: System.IO..::..FileStream
A read-only FileStream on the specified path.

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.