Stream.CanRead Property

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

When overridden in a derived class, gets a value indicating whether the current stream supports reading.

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


Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property CanRead As Boolean
public abstract bool CanRead { get; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.Boolean
true if the stream supports reading; otherwise, false.


If a class derived from Stream does not support reading, calls to the Read, ReadByte, and BeginRead methods throw a NotSupportedException.

If the stream is closed, this property returns false.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


Stream Class

System.IO Namespace