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BinaryReader.Close Method

Closes the current reader and the underlying stream.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Sub Close
'Usage
Dim instance As BinaryReader

instance.Close()

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 Flush or 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 only be encoded after the encoder receives the adjacent character or characters.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the BinaryReader class.

Dim binReader As New BinaryReader( _
    File.Open(fileName, FileMode.Open))
Try 

    ' If the file is not empty, 
    ' read the application settings. 
    ' First read 4 bytes into a buffer to  
    ' determine if the file is empty. 
    Dim testArray As Byte() = {0,0,0,0}
    Dim count As Integer = binReader.Read(testArray, 0, 3)

    If count <> 0 Then 

        ' Reset the position in the stream to zero.
        binReader.BaseStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin)

        aspRatio   = binReader.ReadSingle()
        lkupDir     = binReader.ReadString()
        saveTime  = binReader.ReadInt32()
        statusBar = binReader.ReadBoolean()
        Return 
    End If 

' If the end of the stream is reached before reading 
' the four data values, ignore the error and use the 
' default settings for the remaining values. 
Catch ex As EndOfStreamException
    Console.WriteLine("{0} caught and ignored. " & _ 
        "Using default values.", ex.GetType().Name)
Finally
    binReader.Close()
End Try

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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