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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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20.1. Exploring the System.IO Namespace

In the framework of .NET, the System.IO namespace is the region of the base class libraries devoted to file-based (and memory-based) input and output (I/O) services. Like any namespace, System.IO defines a set of classes, interfaces, enumerations, structures, and delegates, most of which you can find in mscorlib.dll. In addition to the types contained within mscorlib.dll, the System.dll assembly defines additional members of the System.IO namespace. Note that all Visual Studio 2010 projects automatically set a reference to both assemblies.

Many of the types within the System.IO namespace focus on the programmatic manipulation of physical directories and files. However, additional types provide support ...

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