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StringWriter.Encoding Property

Gets the Encoding in which the output is written.

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

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

public override function get Encoding () : Encoding

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 StringWriter. This allows the XML code to consume an arbitrary StringWriter and generate the correct XML header.

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this...

See the example in this topic...

Create a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the StringWriter constructor.

Console.WriteLine("The following string is {0} encoded.\n{1}", 
    strWriter.Encoding.EncodingName, strWriter.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("The following string is {0} encoded.\n{1}",
    strWriter.get_Encoding().get_EncodingName(), strWriter.ToString());

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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