Reading and Writing to text files in C#

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The StreamReader and StreamWriter classes are used for reading from and writing data to text files.

Read a text file −

Using System;
using System.IO;

namespace FileApplication {
   class Program {
      static void Main(string[] args) {
         try {
            // Create an instance of StreamReader to read from a file.
            // The using statement also closes the StreamReader.
            using (StreamReader sr = new StreamReader("d:/new.txt")) {
               string line;

               // Read and display lines from the file until
               // the end of the file is reached.
               while ((line = sr.ReadLine()) != null) {
                  Console.WriteLine(line);
               }
            }
         } catch (Exception e) {
            Console.WriteLine("The file could not be read:");
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message);
         }
         Console.ReadKey();
      }
   }
}

Write to a text file −

Example

 Live Demo

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace FileApplication {
   class Program {
      static void Main(string[] args) {
         string[] names = new string[] {"Jack", "Tom"};
   
         using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("students.txt")) {

            foreach (string s in names) {
               sw.WriteLine(s);
            }
         }

         // Read and show each line from the file.
         string line = "";
         using (StreamReader sr = new StreamReader("students.txt")) {
            while ((line = sr.ReadLine()) != null) {
               Console.WriteLine(line);
            }
         }
         Console.ReadKey();
      }
   }
}

Output

Jack
Tom
raja
Published on 31-Aug-2018 09:28:31
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