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Old February 27th, 2004, 09:53 AM
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Default Stream Confusion

I've so far managed to avoid streams but now I am realy stuck.
I have a method (of a class I did not write) which returns either

System.Xml.XmlTextWriter OR

I just want to put what is returned (some simple xml) into a string but after hours of trying and searching books and on line I am still unable to do this. I am sure this cannot be hard, Can anyone help please??
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The 'Read' method of a stream object returns a byte array. You can then use the 'GetString' method of a suitable 'Encoding' class to convert that byte array into a string. The process is complicated a bit because the stream may have the bytes in it encoding in any number of character encoding formats, so you'll need to choose the one that's appropriate for your source.

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