StreamReader Constructor (String)

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Initializes a new instance of the StreamReader class for the specified file name.

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

public StreamReader(
	string path
)

Parameters

path
Type: System..::..String
The complete file path to be read.

The complete file path is specified by the path parameter. This constructor initializes the encoding to UTF8Encoding and the buffer size to 1024 bytes.

The path parameter can be a file name, including a file on a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share.

The path parameter is not required to be a file stored on disk; it can be any part of a system that supports access using streams.

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