C# – Save a list of strings to a file

The simplest way to save a list of strings to a file is to use File.WriteAllLines(). This creates (or overwrites) the specified file and writes each string on a new line. The resulting file looks like this: Note: Showing non-printable newline characters \r\n for clarity. Specifying the separator character What if you want to separate … Read more

WinForms – How to prompt the user for a file

In a WinForms project, you can prompt the user to select a file by using the OpenFileDialog control: When you call ShowDialog(), it’ll prompt the user to select a file: When the user clicks Open, you’ll be able to get the file path they selected from the OpenFileDialog.FileName property. To use the OpenFileDialog control, drag … Read more

File operations in .NET: Create, Read, Update, Delete, and Search

.NET has a good, high-level File API that abstracts away the complexity of file operations. You can create, read, update, delete, and search for files with a single method call. It’s flexible and provides multiple approaches, allowing you to pick the best tool for the job. For example, you can load an entire file all … Read more