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BinaryReader.Read Method ()

Reads characters from the underlying stream and advances the current position of the stream in accordance with the Encoding used and the specific character being read from the stream.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual int Read ()
public int Read ()
public function Read () : int
Not applicable.

Return Value

The next character from the input stream, or -1 if no characters are currently available.

Exception typeCondition

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

ObjectDisposedException

The stream is closed.

BinaryReader does not restore the file position after an unsuccessful read.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

The following example shows how to read and write data using memory as a backing store. This example displays a list of invalid file path characters to the console. Although the code tries to display a list of all invalid file path characters, not all of the characters are within the displayable set of characters. Because the list of invalid characters can vary based on the system, output for this code may also vary.

using System;
using System.IO;

class BinaryRW
{
    static void Main()
    {
        int i = 0;
        char[] invalidPathChars = Path.InvalidPathChars;
        MemoryStream memStream = new MemoryStream();
        BinaryWriter binWriter = new BinaryWriter(memStream);

        // Write to memory.
        binWriter.Write("Invalid file path characters are: ");
        for(i = 0; i < invalidPathChars.Length; i++)
        {
            binWriter.Write(invalidPathChars[i]);
        }

        // Create the reader using the same MemoryStream 
        // as used with the writer.
        BinaryReader binReader = new BinaryReader(memStream);

        // Set Position to the beginning of the stream.
        memStream.Position = 0;

        // Read the data from memory and write it to the console.
        Console.Write(binReader.ReadString());
        char[] memoryData = 
            new char[memStream.Length - memStream.Position];
        for(i = 0; i < memoryData.Length; i++)
        {
            memoryData[i] = Convert.ToChar(binReader.Read());
        }
        Console.WriteLine(memoryData);
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;

class BinaryRW
{   
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int i = 0;
        char invalidPathChars[] = Path.InvalidPathChars;
        MemoryStream memStream = new MemoryStream();
        BinaryWriter binWriter = new BinaryWriter(memStream);

        // Write to memory.
        binWriter.Write("Invalid file path characters are: ");
        for(i = 0;i < invalidPathChars.length;i++) {
            binWriter.Write(invalidPathChars[i]);
        } 

        // Create the reader using the same MemoryStream 
        // as used with the writer.
        BinaryReader binReader = new BinaryReader(memStream);

        // Set Position to the beginning of the stream.
        memStream.set_Position(0);

        // Read the data from memory and write it to the console.
        Console.Write(binReader.ReadString());        
        char memoryData[] = new char[(int)
            (memStream.get_Length() - memStream.get_Position())];        
        for(i = 0;i < memoryData.length ;i++) {
            memoryData[i] = Convert.ToChar(binReader.Read());
        } 
        Console.WriteLine(memoryData);
    } //main
} //BinaryRW

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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