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FileStream.EndRead Method

Waits for the pending asynchronous read operation to complete. (Consider using ReadAsync instead; see the Remarks section.)

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

public override int EndRead(
	IAsyncResult asyncResult
)

Parameters

asyncResult
Type: System.IAsyncResult

The reference to the pending asynchronous request to wait for.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The number of bytes read from the stream, between 0 and the number of bytes you requested. Streams only return 0 at the end of the stream, otherwise, they should block until at least 1 byte is available.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

asyncResult is null.

ArgumentException

This IAsyncResult object was not created by calling BeginRead on this class.

InvalidOperationException

EndRead is called multiple times.

IOException

The stream is closed or an internal error has occurred.

In the .NET Framework 4 and earlier versions, you have to use methods such as BeginRead and EndRead to implement asynchronous file operations. These methods are still available in the .NET Framework 4.5 to support legacy code; however, the new async methods, such as ReadAsync, WriteAsync, CopyToAsync, and FlushAsync, help you implement asynchronous file operations more easily.

EndRead must be called exactly for every call to BeginRead. Failing to end a read process before beginning another read can cause undesirable behavior such as deadlock.

This method overrides EndRead.

EndRead can be called on every IAsyncResult from BeginRead. Calling EndRead tells you how many bytes were read from the stream. EndRead will block until the I/O operation has completed.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the FileStream(String, FileMode, FileAccess, FileShare, Int32, Boolean) constructor.

static void EndReadCallback(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
{
    State tempState = (State)asyncResult.AsyncState;
    int readCount = tempState.FStream.EndRead(asyncResult);

    int i = 0;
    while(i < readCount)
    {
        if(tempState.ReadArray[i] != tempState.WriteArray[i++])
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Error writing data.");
            tempState.FStream.Close();
            return;
        }
    }
    Console.WriteLine("The data was written to {0} and verified.",
        tempState.FStream.Name);
    tempState.FStream.Close();

    // Signal the main thread that the verification is finished.
    tempState.ManualEvent.Set();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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

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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