Writing and reading a text file (C#)

vegaseat 0 Tallied Votes 514 Views Share

Just a quick look at the way C# writes and reads text files.

// file IO using class StreamWriter
// SnippetCompiler.exe was used to write, compile (uses .NET V2 csc.exe)
// and test the code, this handy little utility is free from: 
// http://www.sliver.com/dotnet/SnippetCompiler/

using System;
using System.IO;  // TextWriter, StreamWriter

public class MyClass
  public static void Main()
    string text;
    text = "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?\n";
    text += "ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross roads.\n";
    text += "RONALD REAGAN: I forget.\n";
    text += "CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before.\n";
    text += "ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die. In the rain.\n";
    text += "COLONEL SANDERS: I missed one?";
    // create a writer and open the file
    TextWriter tw = new StreamWriter("date.txt");
    // write a line of text (present date/time) to the file
    // write the rest of the text lines
    // close the stream

    // read the text file back ...
    // create reader & open file
    TextReader tr = new StreamReader("date.txt");
    // read first line of text (here date/time)
    // read the text, next 2 lines
    // read the rest of the text lines
    // close the stream

    // wait to look at console display
    Console.Write("\nPress Enter to exit ...");

lokeshkumarn 0 Newbie Poster

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cVz 19 Junior Poster
// create a writer and open the file
TextWriter tw = new StreamWriter("date.txt");

How do you want to convert a textwriter to a streamwriter like this ??

Maybe thats your problem dude

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