Gets an object that controls formatting.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The value of the Write and WriteLine methods. If you do not want to provide a format provider, you create an instance by using the TextWriter() constructor, which sets the property to null. When the property contains null, the culture of the current thread is used for formatting.property specifies the culture-specific formatting that is used when you call the
For an example of creating a file and writing text to a file, see How to: Write Text to a File. For an example of reading text from a file, see How to: Read Text from a File. For an example of reading from and writing to a binary file, see How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File.
For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1