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FileInfo.OpenWrite Method

Creates a write-only FileStream.

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

public FileStream OpenWrite()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.FileStream
A new write-only unshared FileStream object.

ExceptionCondition
UnauthorizedAccessException

path is read-only or is a directory.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

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

The following example opens a file for writing and then reads from the file.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;

class Test 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
        string path = @"c:\MyTest.txt";
        FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(path);

        if (!fi.Exists) 
        {
            //Create the file.
            fi.Create();
        }

        // Open the stream for writing. 
        using (FileStream fs = fi.OpenWrite()) 
        {
            Byte[] info = 
                new UTF8Encoding(true).GetBytes("This is to test the OpenWrite method.");

            // Add some information to the file.
            fs.Write(info, 0, info.Length);
        }

        // Open the stream and read it back. 
        using (FileStream fs = fi.OpenRead()) 
        {
            byte[] b = new byte[1024];
            UTF8Encoding temp = new UTF8Encoding(true);

            while (fs.Read(b,0,b.Length) > 0) 
            {
                Console.WriteLine(temp.GetString(b));
            }
        }
    }
}
//This code produces output similar to the following;  
//results may vary based on the computer/file structure/etc.: 
// 
//This is to test the OpenWrite method. 
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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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