Skip to main content
.NET Framework Class Library
BinaryReaderReadInt16 Method

Reads a 2-byte signed integer from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by two bytes.

Namespace:   System.IO
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.IO (in System.IO.dll)
Syntax
Public Overridable Function ReadInt16 As [%$TOPIC/5ds0kt7b_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%]
public virtual [%$TOPIC/5ds0kt7b_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] ReadInt16()
public:
virtual [%$TOPIC/5ds0kt7b_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%] ReadInt16()
abstract ReadInt16 : unit -> [%$TOPIC/5ds0kt7b_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%]  
override ReadInt16 : unit -> [%$TOPIC/5ds0kt7b_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%]

Return Value

Type: SystemInt16
A 2-byte signed integer read from the current stream.
Exceptions
ExceptionCondition
EndOfStreamException

The end of the stream is reached.

ObjectDisposedException

The stream is closed.

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

Remarks

BinaryReader does not restore the file position after an unsuccessful read.

BinaryReader reads this data type in little-endian format.

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

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
Platforms

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 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.