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Represents a reader that can read a sequential series of characters.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Public MustInherit Class TextReader _ Implements IDisposable
public abstract class TextReader : IDisposable
The TextReader type exposes the following members.
|TextReader||Initializes a new instance of the TextReader class.|
|Close||Closes the TextReader and releases any system resources associated with the TextReader.|
|Dispose()()()||Releases all resources used by the TextReader object.|
|Dispose(Boolean)||Releases the unmanaged resources used by the TextReader and optionally releases the managed resources.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Peek||Reads the next character without changing the state of the reader or the character source. Returns the next available character without actually reading it from the input stream.|
|Read()()()||Reads the next character from the input stream and advances the character position by one character.|
|Read(array<Char>(), Int32, Int32)||Reads a maximum of count characters from the current stream and writes the data to buffer, beginning at index.|
|ReadAsync||Reads a specified maximum number of characters from the current text reader asynchronously and writes the data to a buffer, beginning at the specified index.|
|ReadBlock||Reads a maximum of count characters from the current stream, and writes the data to buffer, beginning at index.|
|ReadBlockAsync||Reads a specified maximum number of characters from the current text reader asynchronously and writes the data to a buffer, beginning at the specified index.|
|ReadLine||Reads a line of characters from the current stream and returns the data as a string.|
|ReadLineAsync||Reads a line of characters asynchronously and returns the data as a string.|
|ReadToEnd||Reads all characters from the current position to the end of the TextReader and returns them as one string.|
|ReadToEndAsync||Reads all characters from the current position to the end of the text reader asynchronously and returns them as one string.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Null||Provides a TextReader with no data to read from.|
TextReader is the abstract base class of StreamReader and StringReader, which read characters from streams and strings, respectively. Use these derived classes to open a text file for reading a specified range of characters, or to create a reader based on an existing stream.
Notes to Inheritors
Windows Phone OS
Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.