TextReader.Read Method

Reads the next character from the input stream and advances the character position by one character.

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

public virtual int Read()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
The next character from the input stream, or -1 if no more characters are available. The default implementation returns -1.


The TextReader is closed.


An I/O error occurs.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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