CanWrite Property

Stream.CanWrite Property


When overridden in a derived class, gets a value indicating whether the current stream supports writing.

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

public abstract bool CanWrite { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the stream supports writing; otherwise, false.

If a class derived from Stream does not support writing, a call to Write, BeginWrite, or WriteByte throws a NotSupportedException.

If the stream is closed, this property returns false.

The following is an example of using the CanWrite property.

using System;
using System.IO;

class TestRW 
  public static void Main(String[] args)
    FileStream fs = new FileStream("MyFile.txt", FileMode.OpenOrCreate,
    if (fs.CanRead && fs.CanWrite) {
        Console.WriteLine("MyFile.txt can be both written to and read from.");
    else if (fs.CanWrite) {
        Console.WriteLine("MyFile.txt is writable.");
//This code outputs "MyFile.txt is writable."
//To get the output message "MyFile.txt can be both written to and read from.",
//change the FileAccess parameter to ReadWrite in the FileStream constructor.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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