StreamReader.ReadToEndAsync Method


Reads all characters from the current position to the end of the stream asynchronously and returns them as one string.

 override System::Threading::Tasks::Task<System::String ^> ^ ReadToEndAsync();
public override System.Threading.Tasks.Task<string> ReadToEndAsync ();
public override System.Threading.Tasks.Task<string> ReadToEndAsync ();
override this.ReadToEndAsync : unit -> System.Threading.Tasks.Task<string>
override this.ReadToEndAsync : unit -> System.Threading.Tasks.Task<string>
Public Overrides Function ReadToEndAsync () As Task(Of String)



A task that represents the asynchronous read operation. The value of the TResult parameter contains a string with the characters from the current position to the end of the stream.



The number of characters is larger than MaxValue.

The stream has been disposed.

The reader is currently in use by a previous read operation.


The following example shows how to read the contents of a file by using the ReadToEndAsync() method.

using System;
using System.IO;

namespace ConsoleApplication
    class Program
        static async Task Main()
            await ReadCharacters();

        static async Task ReadCharacters()
            String result;
            using (StreamReader reader = File.OpenText("existingfile.txt"))
                Console.WriteLine("Opened file.");
                result = await reader.ReadToEndAsync();
                Console.WriteLine("Contains: " + result);
Imports System.IO

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
    End Sub

    Async Sub ReadCharacters()
        Dim result As String

        Using reader As StreamReader = File.OpenText("existingfile.txt")
            Console.WriteLine("Opened file.")
            result = Await reader.ReadToEndAsync()
            Console.WriteLine("Contains: " + result)
        End Using
    End Sub
End Module

Applies to