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How to read the entire contents of a file to a string variable in C# ?

There are several ways in which you can read a text file in to a string variable in C#. One of the simple ways to achieve it is using the ReadAllText method of the File class.

How to read the entire contents of a file to a string variable in C# ?

Here’s a code snippet demonstrating this.

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace DeveloperPublish
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            string fileContents = File.ReadAllText(@"d:\Senthil-profile.txt");

            Console.WriteLine(fileContents);
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }
}

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.