Chapter 10. Working with Files, Streams, and Serialization

This chapter is about reading and writing to files and streams, text encoding, and serialization.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Managing the filesystem
  • Reading and writing with streams
  • Encoding text
  • Serializing object graphs

Managing the filesystem

Your applications will often need to perform input and output with files and directories. The System.IO namespace contains classes for this purpose.

Managing directories

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