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StreamReader::Close Method

Closes the StreamReader object and the underlying stream, and releases any system resources associated with the reader.

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

public:
virtual void Close() override

This method overrides the Close method.

This implementation of Close calls the Dispose method passing a true value.

Flushing the stream will not flush its underlying encoder unless you explicitly call Close. Setting AutoFlush to true means that data will be flushed from the buffer to the stream, but the encoder state will not be flushed. This allows the encoder to keep its state (partial characters) so that it can encode the next block of characters correctly. This scenario affects UTF8 and UTF7, where certain characters can be encoded only after the encoder receives the adjacent character or characters.

Following a call to Close, any operations on the reader might raise exceptions.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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