Stream.Read Stream.Read Stream.Read Stream.Read Method

Definition

Overloads

Read(Span<Byte>) Read(Span<Byte>) Read(Span<Byte>) Read(Span<Byte>)
Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32) Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32) Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32) Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

When overridden in a derived class, reads a sequence of bytes from the current stream and advances the position within the stream by the number of bytes read.

Read(Span<Byte>) Read(Span<Byte>) Read(Span<Byte>) Read(Span<Byte>)

public:
 virtual int Read(Span<System::Byte> buffer);
public virtual int Read (Span<byte> buffer);
abstract member Read : Span<byte> -> int
override this.Read : Span<byte> -> int
Public Overridable Function Read (buffer As Span(Of Byte)) As Integer
Parameters
buffer
Span<Byte>
Returns

Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32) Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32) Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32) Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

When overridden in a derived class, reads a sequence of bytes from the current stream and advances the position within the stream by the number of bytes read.

public:
 abstract int Read(cli::array <System::Byte> ^ buffer, int offset, int count);
public abstract int Read (byte[] buffer, int offset, int count);
abstract member Read : byte[] * int * int -> int
Public MustOverride Function Read (buffer As Byte(), offset As Integer, count As Integer) As Integer
Parameters
buffer
Byte[]

An array of bytes. When this method returns, the buffer contains the specified byte array with the values between offset and (offset + count - 1) replaced by the bytes read from the current source.

offset
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The zero-based byte offset in buffer at which to begin storing the data read from the current stream.

count
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The maximum number of bytes to be read from the current stream.

Returns

The total number of bytes read into the buffer. This can be less than the number of bytes requested if that many bytes are not currently available, or zero (0) if the end of the stream has been reached.

Exceptions

The sum of offset and count is larger than the buffer length.

Examples

The following example shows how to use Read to read a block of data.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;

public ref class Block
{
public:
    static void Main()
    {
        Stream^ s = gcnew MemoryStream();
        for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
        {
            s->WriteByte((Byte)i);
        }
        s->Position = 0;

        // Now read s into a byte buffer.
        array<Byte>^ bytes = gcnew array<Byte>(s->Length);
        int numBytesToRead = (int) s->Length;
        int numBytesRead = 0;
        while (numBytesToRead > 0)
        {
            // Read may return anything from 0 to 10.
            int n = s->Read(bytes, numBytesRead, 10);
            // The end of the file is reached.
            if (n == 0)
            {
                break;
            }
            numBytesRead += n;
            numBytesToRead -= n;
        }
        s->Close();
        // numBytesToRead should be 0 now, and numBytesRead should
        // equal 100.
        Console::WriteLine("number of bytes read: {0:d}", numBytesRead);
    }
};

int main()
{
    Block::Main();
}
using System;
using System.IO;

public class Block
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        Stream s = new MemoryStream();
        for (int i = 0; i < 122; i++)
        {
            s.WriteByte((byte)i);
        }
        s.Position = 0;

        // Now read s into a byte buffer with a little padding.
        byte[] bytes = new byte[s.Length + 10];
        int numBytesToRead = (int)s.Length;
        int numBytesRead = 0;
        do
        {
            // Read may return anything from 0 to 10.
            int n = s.Read(bytes, numBytesRead, 10);
            numBytesRead += n;
            numBytesToRead -= n;
        } while (numBytesToRead > 0);
        s.Close();
       
        Console.WriteLine("number of bytes read: {0:d}", numBytesRead);
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO

Public Class Block
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim s As Stream = New MemoryStream()
        For i As Integer = 0 To 121
            s.WriteByte(CType(i, Byte))
        Next i
        s.Position = 0

        ' Now read s into a byte buffer that is padded slightly.
        Dim bytes(s.Length + 10) As Byte
        Dim numBytesToRead As Integer = s.Length
        Dim numBytesRead As Integer = 0
        Dim n As Integer
        Do
            ' Read may return anything from 0 to 10.
            n = s.Read(bytes, numBytesRead, 10)
            ' The end of the file is reached.
            numBytesRead += n
            numBytesToRead -= n
        Loop While numBytesToRead > 0

        s.Close()
    
        Console.WriteLine("number of bytes read: {0:d}", numBytesRead)
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

Use the CanRead property to determine whether the current instance supports reading. Use the ReadAsync method to read asynchronously from the current stream.

Implementations of this method read a maximum of count bytes from the current stream and store them in buffer beginning at offset. The current position within the stream is advanced by the number of bytes read; however, if an exception occurs, the current position within the stream remains unchanged. Implementations return the number of bytes read. The implementation will block until at least one byte of data can be read, in the event that no data is available. Read returns 0 only when there is no more data in the stream and no more is expected (such as a closed socket or end of file). An implementation is free to return fewer bytes than requested even if the end of the stream has not been reached.

Use BinaryReader for reading primitive data types.

See Also

Applies to