BinaryReader.ReadByte Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Reads the next byte from the current stream and advances the current position of the stream by one byte.

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

public virtual byte ReadByte()

Return Value

Type: System.Byte
The next byte read from the current stream.


The end of the stream is reached.


The stream is closed.


An I/O error occurs.

BinaryReader does not restore the file position after an unsuccessful read.

Because of data formatting conflicts, using this method with the following encodings is not recommended:

  • UTF-7

  • ISO-2022-JP


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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