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TextReader.Null Field

Provides a TextReader with no data to read from.

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

public static readonly TextReader Null
public static final TextReader Null
public static final var Null : TextReader

Reading from the Null text reader is similar to reading from the end of a stream:

Read and Peek methods return -1.

ReadBlock method returns zero.

ReadLine and ReadToEnd methods return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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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