StringReader Constructor
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StringReader Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the StringReader class that reads from the specified string.

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

public StringReader(
	string s


Type: System.String
The string to which the StringReader should be initialized.


The s parameter is null.

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Append text to a file.

How to: Open and Append to a Log File



Get the size of a file.


Get the attributes of a file.


Set the attributes of a file.


Determine if a file exists.


Read from a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Write to a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the StringReader class.

// From textReaderText, create a continuous paragraph 
// with two spaces between each sentence.
string aLine, aParagraph = null;
StringReader strReader = new StringReader(textReaderText);
    aLine = strReader.ReadLine();
    if(aLine != null)
        aParagraph = aParagraph + aLine + " ";
        aParagraph = aParagraph + "\n";
Console.WriteLine("Modified text:\n\n{0}", aParagraph);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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