The Peek 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.
The TextReader class is an abstract class. Therefore, you do not instantiate it in your code. For an example of using the Peek method, see the StreamReader::Peek method.
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)