ReadDecimal Method

BinaryReader.ReadDecimal Method

Reads a decimal value from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by sixteen bytes.

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

public virtual decimal ReadDecimal()

Return Value

Type: System.Decimal
A decimal value read from the current stream.


The end of the stream is reached.


The stream is closed.


An I/O error occurs.

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

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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