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BinaryReader Class

Reads primitive data types as binary values in a specific encoding.

System.Object
  System.IO.BinaryReader

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class BinaryReader : IDisposable

The BinaryReader type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360BinaryReader(Stream)Initializes a new instance of the BinaryReader class based on the supplied stream and using UTF8Encoding.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360BinaryReader(Stream, Encoding)Initializes a new instance of the BinaryReader class based on the supplied stream and a specific character encoding.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360BaseStreamExposes access to the underlying stream of the BinaryReader.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360CloseCloses the current reader and the underlying stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Dispose()Releases the resources used by the current instance of the BinaryReader class.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Dispose(Boolean)Called by the Dispose method and finalizer to release the managed and unmanaged resources used by the current instance of the BinaryReader class.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FillBufferFills the internal buffer with the specified number of bytes read from the stream.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360FinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360MemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360PeekCharReturns the next available character and does not advance the byte or character position.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Read()Reads characters from the underlying stream and advances the current position of the stream in accordance with the Encoding used and the specific character being read from the stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32)Reads count bytes from the stream with index as the starting point in the byte array.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Read(Char[], Int32, Int32)Reads count characters from the stream with index as the starting point in the character array.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360Read7BitEncodedIntReads in a 32-bit integer in compressed format.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadBooleanReads a Boolean value from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by one byte.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadByteReads the next byte from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by one byte.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadBytesReads count bytes from the current stream into a byte array and advances the current position by count bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadCharReads the next character from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream in accordance with the Encoding used and the specific character being read from the stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadCharsReads count characters from the current stream, returns the data in a character array, and advances the current position in accordance with the Encoding used and the specific character being read from the stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadDoubleReads an 8-byte floating point value from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by eight bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadInt16Reads a 2-byte signed integer from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by two bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadInt32Reads a 4-byte signed integer from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by four bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadInt64Reads an 8-byte signed integer from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by eight bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadSByteReads a signed byte from this stream and advances the current position of the stream by one byte.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadSingleReads a 4-byte floating point value from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by four bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadStringReads a string from the current stream. The string is prefixed with the length, encoded as an integer seven bits at a time.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadUInt16Reads a 2-byte unsigned integer from the current stream using little-endian encoding and advances the position of the stream by two bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadUInt32Reads a 4-byte unsigned integer from the current stream and advances the position of the stream by four bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ReadUInt64Reads an 8-byte unsigned integer from the current stream and advances the position of the stream by eight bytes.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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