Reads the next character from the text reader and advances the character position by one character.
public virtual int Read()
System .Int32 The next character from the text reader, or -1 if no more characters are available. The default implementation returns -1.
class is an abstract class. Therefore, you do not instantiate it in your code. For an example of using the TextReader method, see the Read method. StreamReader .Read .NET Framework
Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client Profile
Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store apps
Supported in: Windows 8
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)
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.