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OracleBFile.Read Method

Reads a sequence of bytes from the current OracleBFile stream and advances the position within the stream by the number of bytes read.

Namespace: System.Data.OracleClient
Assembly: System.Data.OracleClient (in system.data.oracleclient.dll)

public:
virtual int Read (
	array<unsigned char>^ buffer, 
	int offset, 
	int count
) override
public int Read (
	byte[] buffer, 
	int offset, 
	int count
)
public override function Read (
	buffer : byte[], 
	offset : int, 
	count : int
) : int

Parameters

buffer

An array of bytes. When this method returns, the buffer contains the specified byte array with the values between offset and (offset + count) replaced by the bytes read from the current source.

offset

The zero-based byte offset in buffer at which to begin storing the data read from the current stream.

count

The maximum number of bytes to be read from the current stream.

Return Value

The total number of bytes read into the buffer. This may be less than the number of bytes requested if that many bytes are not currently available, or zero if the end of the file has been reached.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The sum of offset and count is larger than the buffer length.

ArgumentNullException

buffer is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

offset or count is negative.

InvalidOperationException

The connection with which a BFILE is associated is closed.

IOException

An I/O error occurred.

ObjectDisposedException

Methods were called after the stream was closed or disposed.

The Read method read a maximum of count bytes from the current stream and store them in buffer beginning at offset. The current position within the stream is advanced by the number of bytes read; however, if an exception occurs, the current position within the stream remains unchanged. Read returns the number of bytes read. The return value is zero only if the position is currently at the end of the stream. Read will block until at least one byte of data can be read, in the event that no data is available. Read returns 0 only when the end of the file has been reached. Read is free to return fewer bytes than requested even if the end of the stream has not been reached.

Any attempt to access a closed OracleBFile using the Read or Seek methods reopens an OracleBFile stream automatically.

The following C# example assumes this schema in an Oracle table:

(col1 number, col2 BFILE)

The example demonstrates using the Read and Seek methods to access an OracleBFile object.

byte[] buffer = new byte[100];
OracleDataReader dataReader = command.ExecuteReader();
using (dataReader) {
    if (dataReader.Read()) {
            OracleBFile BFile = dataReader.GetOracleBFile(1);
        using (BFile) {
            BFile.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
            BFile.Read(buffer, 0, 100);
        
    

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1

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