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Old December 11th, 2004, 11:44 AM
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Default Write ASCII text file

I have try something on System.IO class to create a file in ASCII format. Unfortunately, I can't get it done. Something wrong with my code. Could anyone give me some advices?

protected LogWriter logWriter;

bool dirExists = validateDir();  // Create directory if not exist

if (dirExists) {

   bool fileExists = validateFile();  // Create file if not found

   if (fileExists) {
      StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(file, true, System.Text.Encoding.ASCII);

      logWriter = new LogWriter(sw);

// Class LogWriter
public class LogWriter {
   private TextWriter tw;

   public LogWriter(TextWriter tw) {
      this.tw = tw;

   public void log (string message) {
      tw.WriteLine("[{0} : {1}] =>", DateTime.Now.ToLongDateString(), DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString());
      tw.WriteLine("{0}", message);

// End Class LogWriter
The output :
[Saturday, December 11, 2004 : 11:42:58 PM] =>
Test 1(square box)

Remark : (square box) is represent a square box when I use notepad to open the output file.


Old December 12th, 2004, 09:40 PM
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Your code looks fine. Are you saying that the file format is incorrect?


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