Read Method
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StringReader.Read Method ()

 

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

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

Public Overrides Function Read As Integer

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

The next character from the underlying string, or -1 if no more characters are available.

Exception Condition
ObjectDisposedException

The current reader is closed.

This method overrides the TextReader.Read method.

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.

How to: Write Text to a File

Write to a text file.

How to: Write Text to a File

Read from a text file.

How to: Read Text from a File

Append text to a file.

How to: Open and Append 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.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

Write to a binary file.

How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the StringReader class.

convertedCharacter = Convert.ToChar(intCharacter)
If convertedCharacter = "."C Then
    strWriter.Write("." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf)

    ' Bypass the spaces between sentences.
    strReader.Read()
    strReader.Read()

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