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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 ()
public int Read ()
public function Read () : int

Return Value

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

Exception typeCondition


The TextReader is closed.


An I/O error occurs.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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