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)

property bool CanWrite {
	virtual bool get() abstract;

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 namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
int main()
   FileStream^ fs = gcnew FileStream( "MyFile.txt",FileMode::OpenOrCreate,FileAccess::Write );
   if ( fs->CanRead && fs->CanWrite )
      Console::WriteLine( "MyFile.txt can be both written to and read from." );
   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 8
.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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