How to Read File using StreamReader in C#?
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Use StreamReader class to read physical file in C#. The following example shows how to read file using StreamReader.
//Create object of FileInfo for specified path FileInfo fi = new FileInfo(@"D:\DummyFile.txt"); //Open file for Read\Write FileStream fs = fi.Open(FileMode.OpenOrCreate, FileAccess.Read , FileShare.Read); //Create object of StreamReader by passing FileStream object on which it needs to operates on StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(fs); //Use ReadToEnd method to read all the content from file string fileContent = sr.ReadToEnd(); //Close StreamReader object after operation sr.Close(); fs.Close();
fi.Open() has three parameters: The first param is FileMode for creating and opening a file if it does not exist; the second parameter, FileAccess, is to indicate a Read operation; and the third parameter is to share the file for reading with other users while the file is open.