Working with Files, Streams, and Serialization
This chapter is about reading and writing to files and streams, text encoding, and serialization. We will be covering the following topics:
- Managing the filesystem
- Reading and writing with streams
- Encoding and decoding text
- Serializing object graphs
Managing the filesystem
Your applications will often need to perform input and output with files and directories in different environments. The
System.IO namespaces contain classes for this purpose.
Handling cross-platform environments and filesystems
Let's explore how to handle cross-platform environments like the differences between Windows and Linux or macOS.
- Create a new console application named