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TextWriter.Encoding Property

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

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

public abstract Encoding Encoding { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract Encoding get_Encoding ()

public abstract function get Encoding () : Encoding

Not applicable.

Property Value

The 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 allows 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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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