BinaryReader.ReadChars Method (Int32)
Reads the specified number of characters from the current stream, returns the data in a character array, and advances the current position in accordance with the Encoding used and the specific character being read from the stream.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The number of characters to read.
Return ValueType: System.Char
A character array containing data read from the underlying stream. This might be less than the number of characters requested if the end of the stream is reached.
The number of decoded characters to read is greater than count. This can happen if a Unicode decoder returns fallback characters or a surrogate pair.
The stream is closed.
An I/O error occurs.
count is negative.
BinaryReader does not restore the file position after an unsuccessful read operation.
When reading from network streams, in some rare cases, the BinaryReader was constructed with Unicode encoding. If this occurs, you can use the ReadBytes method to read a fixed-length byte array, and then pass that array to the method.method might read an extra character from the stream if the
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1