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Represents a reader that can read a sequential series of characters.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration <ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _ Public MustInherit Class TextReader _ Implements IDisposable
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 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.|
|ReadBlock||Reads a maximum of count characters from the current stream, and writes the data to buffer, beginning at index.|
|ReadLine||Reads a line of characters from the current stream 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.|
|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
Supported in: 5, 4, 3
Silverlight for Windows Phone
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0
Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.