Windows apps
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content
Information
The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

TextWriter.Encoding Property

 

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

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

public abstract Encoding Encoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding

The character 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 enables 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.

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
Return to top
Show:
© 2017 Microsoft