December 03, 2013
Reads a line of characters from the current stream and returns the data as a string.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
A line is defined as a sequence of characters followed by a carriage return (0x000d), a line feed (0x000a), a carriage return followed by a line feed, Environment.NewLine, or the end of stream marker. The string that is returned does not contain the terminating carriage return and/or line feed. The returned value is null if the end of the input stream has been reached.
If the current method throws an OutOfMemoryException, the reader's position in the underlying Stream is advanced by the number of characters the method was able to read, but the characters already read into the internal buffer are discarded. Since the position of the reader in the stream cannot be changed, the characters already read are unrecoverable, and can be accessed only by reinitializing the TextReader. If the initial position within the stream is unknown or the stream does not support seeking, the underlying Stream also needs to be reinitialized.
To avoid such a situation and produce robust code you should use the Read method and store the read characters in a preallocated buffer.