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BinaryReader.BinaryReader(Stream, Encoding) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the BinaryReader class based on the supplied stream and a specific character encoding.

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

public BinaryReader (
	Stream input,
	Encoding encoding
public BinaryReader (
	Stream input, 
	Encoding encoding
public function BinaryReader (
	input : Stream, 
	encoding : Encoding
Not applicable.



The supplied stream.


The character encoding.

Exception typeCondition


The stream does not support reading, the stream is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), or the stream is already closed.


encoding is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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