StreamWriter Constructor (Stream)

 

Initializes a new instance of the StreamWriter class for the specified stream by using UTF-8 encoding and the default buffer size.

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

new : 
        stream:Stream -> StreamWriter

Parameters

stream
Type: System.IO.Stream

The stream to write to.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

stream is not writable.

ArgumentNullException

stream is null.

This constructor creates a StreamWriter with UTF-8 encoding without a Byte-Order Mark (BOM), so its GetPreamble method returns an empty byte array. The default UTF-8 encoding for this constructor throws an exception on invalid bytes. This behavior is different from the behavior provided by the encoding object in the Encoding.UTF8 property. To specify whether an exception is thrown on invalid bytes, use a constructor that accepts an encoding object as a parameter, such as StreamWriter. The BaseStream property is initialized using the stream parameter. The position of the stream is not reset.

The StreamWriter object calls Dispose() on the provided Stream object when StreamWriter.Dispose is called.

System_CAPS_cautionCaution

When you compile a set of characters with a particular cultural setting and retrieve those same characters with a different cultural setting, the characters might not be interpretable and could cause an exception to be thrown.

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

The following code example demonstrates this constructor.

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Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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