Read7BitEncodedInt Method

BinaryReader.Read7BitEncodedInt Method ()


Reads in a 32-bit integer in compressed format.

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

protected internal int Read7BitEncodedInt()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

A 32-bit integer in compressed format.

Exception Condition

The end of the stream is reached.


The stream is closed.


An I/O error occurs.


The stream is corrupted.

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

If the integer will fit in seven bits, the integer takes only one byte of space. The integer is expected to have been written through BinaryWriter.Write7BitEncodedInt.

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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