TextReader.Read Method (array<Char>[]()[], Int32, Int32)

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

Reads a maximum of count characters from the current stream and writes the data to buffer, beginning at index.

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

Syntax

Public Overridable Function Read ( _
    buffer As Char(), _
    index As Integer, _
    count As Integer _
) As Integer
public virtual int Read(
    char[] buffer,
    int index,
    int count
)

Parameters

  • buffer
    Type: array<System..::.Char>[]()[]
    When this method returns, contains the specified character array with the values between index and (index + count - 1) replaced by the characters read from the current source.
  • count
    Type: System..::.Int32
    The maximum number of characters to read. If the end of the stream is reached before count of characters is read into buffer, the current method returns.

Return Value

Type: System..::.Int32
The number of characters that have been read. The number will be less than or equal to count, depending on whether the data is available within the stream. This method returns zero if called when no more characters are left to read.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

buffer is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

The buffer length minus index is less than count.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index or count is negative.

ObjectDisposedException

The TextReader is closed.

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

Remarks

This method returns after either count characters are read or the end of the file is reached. ReadBlock is a blocking version of this method.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

TextReader Class

Read Overload

System.IO Namespace