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BinaryReader.PeekChar Method

Returns the next available character and does not advance the byte or character position.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function PeekChar As Integer
'Usage
Dim instance As BinaryReader 
Dim returnValue As Integer 

returnValue = instance.PeekChar()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The next available character, or -1 if no more characters are available or the stream does not support seeking.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An I/O error occurs.

ArgumentException

The current character cannot be decoded into the internal character buffer by using the Encoding selected for the stream.

If surrogate characters can be expected in the stream use the ReadChars method, then set the stream back to the original position.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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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