TextReader.Read Method

Reads the next character from the text reader and advances the character position by one character.

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

abstract Read : unit -> int  
override Read : unit -> int

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The TextReader is closed.

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

The TextReader class is an abstract class. Therefore, you do not instantiate it in your code. For an example of using the Read method, see the StreamReader.Read method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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