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BinaryReader.ReadUInt64 Method

Reads an 8-byte unsigned integer from the current stream and advances the position of the stream by eight bytes.

This method is not CLS-compliant. For more information about CLS compliance, see What is the Common Language Specification.

[Visual Basic]
<CLSCompliant(False)>
Public Overridable Function ReadUInt64() As UInt64
[C#]
[CLSCompliant(false)]
public virtual ulong ReadUInt64();
[C++]
[CLSCompliant(false)]
public: virtual unsigned __int64 ReadUInt64();
[JScript]
public
   CLSCompliant(false)
function ReadUInt64() : UInt64;

Return Value

An 8-byte unsigned integer read from this stream.

Exceptions

Exception Type Condition
EndOfStreamException The end of the stream is reached.
IOException An I/O error occurs.
ObjectDisposedException The stream is closed.

Remarks

BinaryReader stores this data type in little endian format.

The following table lists examples of other typical or related I/O tasks.

To do this... See the example in this topic...
Create a text file. Writing Text to a File
Write to a text file. Writing Text to a File
Read from a text file. Reading Text from a File
Append text to a file. Opening and Appending to a Log File

File.AppendText

FileInfo.AppendText

Get the size of a file. FileInfo.Length
Get the attributes of a file. File.GetAttributes
Set the attributes of a file. File.SetAttributes
Determine if a file exists. File.Exists
Read from a binary file. Reading and Writing to a Newly Created Data File
Write to a binary file. Reading and Writing to a Newly Created Data File

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

BinaryReader Class | BinaryReader Members | System.IO Namespace | Working with I/O | Reading Text from a File | Writing Text to a File

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