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Stream.CanRead Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets a value indicating whether the current stream supports reading.

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

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property CanRead As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the stream supports reading; otherwise, false.

If a class derived from Stream does not support reading, calls to the Read, ReadByte, and BeginRead methods throw a NotSupportedException.

If the stream is closed, this property returns false.

The following is an example of using the CanRead property.

Imports System
Imports System.IO

Class TestRW

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim fs As New FileStream("MyFile.txt", FileMode.OpenOrCreate, FileAccess.Read)
        If fs.CanRead And fs.CanWrite Then
            Console.WriteLine("MyFile.txt can be both written to and read from.")
        Else 
            If fs.CanRead Then
                Console.WriteLine("MyFile.txt is not writable.")
            End If 
        End If 
    End Sub 
End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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