Reads the next character without changing the state of the reader or the character source. Returns the next available character without actually reading it from the reader.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The method returns an integer value in order to determine whether the end of the file, or another error has occurred. This allows a user to first check if the returned value is -1 before casting it to a Char type.
The current position of the TextReader is not changed by this operation. The returned value is -1 if no more characters are available. The default implementation returns -1.
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.