Encoding Property
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TextWriter.Encoding Property


When overridden in a derived class, returns the character encoding in which the output is written.

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

public abstract Encoding Encoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding

The character encoding in which the output is written.

This property is necessary for some XML scenarios where a header must be written containing the encoding used by the TextWriter. This enables the XML code to consume an arbitrary TextWriter and generate the correct XML header.

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

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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