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FileInfo.Create Method

Creates a file.

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

public FileStream Create()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.FileStream
A new file.

By default, full read/write access to new files is granted to all users.

This method is a wrapper for the functionality provided by File.Create.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example creates a reference to a file, and then creates the file on disk using FileInfo.Create().

using System;
using System.IO;

public class DeleteTest 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        // Create a reference to a file.
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo("temp.txt");
        // Actually create the file.
        FileStream fs = fi.Create();
        // Modify the file as required, and then close the file.
        fs.Close();
        // Delete the file.
        fi.Delete();
    }
}

The following example creates a file, adds some text to it, and reads from the file.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;

class Test 
{
	
    public static void Main() 
    {
        string path = @"c:\MyTest.txt";
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(path);

        // Delete the file if it exists. 
        if (fi.Exists) 
        {
            fi.Delete();
        }

        //Create the file. 
        using (FileStream fs = fi.Create()) 
        {
            Byte[] info = 
                new UTF8Encoding(true).GetBytes("This is some text in the file.");

            //Add some information to the file.
            fs.Write(info, 0, info.Length);
        }

        //Open the stream and read it back. 
        using (StreamReader sr = fi.OpenText()) 
        {
            string s = "";
            while ((s = sr.ReadLine()) != null) 
            {
                Console.WriteLine(s);
            }
        }
    }
}
//This code produces output similar to the following;  
//results may vary based on the computer/file structure/etc.: 
// 
//This is some text in the file.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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