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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)

public virtual int PeekChar ()
public int PeekChar ()
public function PeekChar () : int
Not applicable.

Return Value

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

Exception typeCondition

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

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 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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