SDF Sample: Reading a text file into a string

Problem
I’ve got a text file on the device that’s stored in [ASCII/Unicode]. Sure, I can create a System.IO.Stream derivative, read the data and close it, but I’d like something simpler. What can the SDF do for me?


Solution
The OpenNETCF.IO.FileHelper class provides some useful methods to explore.  Take a look at these snippets:


string fileContents;
fileContents = OpenNETCF.IO.FileHelper.ReadAllText(“MyASCIIFile.txt”, Encoding.ASCII);
fileContents = OpenNETCF.IO.FileHelper.ReadAllText(“MyUnicodeFile.txt”, Encoding.Unicode);

string[] linesOfTextFile;
linesOfTextFile = OpenNETCF.IO.FileHelper.ReadAllLines(“MyASCIIFile.txt”, Encoding.ASCII);
linesOfTextFile = OpenNETCF.IO.FileHelper.ReadAllLines(“MyUnicodeFile.txt”, Encoding.Unicode);

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