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Read the contents of a file into a string

cpp
IO::FileStream^ file; String^ buffer;

try
{
file = gcnew IO::FileStream("test.txt", IO::FileMode::Open);
buffer = gcnew String((gcnew IO::BinaryReader(file))->ReadChars(file->Length));
}
IO::StreamReader^ stream; String^ buffer;

try
{
stream = gcnew IO::StreamReader("test.txt");
buffer = stream->ReadToEnd();
}
String^ buffer = IO::File::ReadAllText("test.txt");

Process a file one line at a time

Open the source file to your solution and print each line in the file, prefixed by the line number, like:
1> First line of file
2> Second line of file
3> Third line of file
cpp
IO::StreamReader^ stream; String^ ln; int i = 0;

try
{
stream = gcnew IO::StreamReader("test.txt");
while ((ln = stream->ReadLine())) Console::WriteLine("{0}> {1}", ++i, ln);
}
int i = 0;
for each(String^ line in IO::File::ReadAllLines("test.txt")) Console::WriteLine("{0}> {1}", ++i, line);

Write a string to a file

cpp
IO::StreamWriter^ stream;

try
{
stream = gcnew IO::StreamWriter("test.txt", false);
stream->WriteLine("This line overwites file contents!");
}

Append to a file

cpp
IO::StreamWriter^ stream;

try
{
stream = gcnew IO::StreamWriter("test.txt", true);
stream->WriteLine("This line appended to file!");
}

Process each file in a directory

cpp
for each(String^ filename in IO::Directory::GetFiles(dirname)) process(filename);

Process each file in a directory recursively

cpp
void processFile(String^ filename) { Console::WriteLine("{0}", filename); }

void processDirectory(String^ dirname)
{
for each(String^ filename in IO::Directory::GetFiles(dirname)) processFile(filename);
for each(String^ subdirname in IO::Directory::GetDirectories(dirname)) processDirectory(subdirname);
}

int main()
{
processDirectory("c:\\");
}