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StreamWriter.Null Field

Provides a StreamWriter with no backing store that can be written to, but not read from.

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

public static readonly StreamWriter Null

Use Null to redirect output to a StreamWriter that will not consume any operating system resources.

When the StreamWriter.Write methods are invoked on Null, the call simply returns, and no data is actually written to any backing store.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example demonstrates a use of the Null field.

if(sw.Equals(StreamWriter.Null)) 
{
    sw.WriteLine("The store can be written to, but not read from.");
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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