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MemoryStream.ReadByte Method

Reads a byte from the current stream.

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

public override int ReadByte ()
public int ReadByte ()
public override function ReadByte () : int

Return Value

The byte cast to a Int32, or -1 if the end of the stream has been reached.

Exception typeCondition

ObjectDisposedException

The current stream instance is closed.

For an example of creating a file and writing text to a file, see How to: Write Text to a File. For an example of reading text from a file, see How to: Read Text from a File. For an example of reading from and writing to a binary file, see How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File.

This method overrides ReadByte.

If the read operation is successful, the current position within the stream is advanced by one byte. If an exception occurs, the current position within the stream is unchanged.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MemoryStream class.

// Read the remaining bytes, byte by byte.
while(count < memStream.Length)
{
    byteArray[count++] = 
        Convert.ToByte(memStream.ReadByte());
}

// Read the remaining bytes, byte by byte.
while ((count < memStream.get_Length())) {
    byteArray[count++]= Convert.ToByte(memStream.ReadByte());
}

Windows 98, Windows 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 .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, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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