OpenRead Method

FileInfo.OpenRead Method ()

 

Creates a read-only FileStream.

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

public FileStream OpenRead()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.FileStream

A new read-only FileStream object.

Exception Condition
UnauthorizedAccessException

path is read-only or is a directory.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

IOException

The file is already open.

This method returns a read-only FileStream object with the FileShare mode set to Read.

The following example opens a file as read-only and reads from it.

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) 
        {
            //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 (FileStream fs = fi.OpenRead()) 
        {
            byte[] b = new byte[1024];
            UTF8Encoding temp = new UTF8Encoding(true);

            while (fs.Read(b,0,b.Length) > 0) 
            {
                Console.WriteLine(temp.GetString(b));
            }
        }
    }
}
//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.
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//
//

FileIOPermission

for reading files. Associated enumeration: FileIOPermissionAccess.Read

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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