identifying file types

Within a C# program, is there any way to tell if a file is a text file or not? I mean a real way, not just basing your conclusion on a file name extension.


  • you can create your own method. check a few sample bytes within the file to see if they are in the rank of 19 -> 7E ( hex ) integer number. Then they are regular chars. that mean the file is a text file.
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