StreamReader Constructor (Stream, Encoding)

Initializes a new instance of the StreamReader class for the specified stream, using the specified character encoding.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Sub New ( _
    stream As Stream, _
    encoding As Encoding _
)
public StreamReader(
    Stream stream,
    Encoding encoding
)

Parameters

Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

stream does not support reading.

ArgumentNullException

stream or encoding is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Remarks

The character encoding is set by the encoding parameter, and the default buffer size is used. The StreamReader object attempts to detect the encoding by looking at the first three bytes of the stream. It automatically recognizes UTF-8, little-endian Unicode, and big-endian Unicode text if the file starts with the appropriate byte order marks. Otherwise, the user-provided encoding is used. See the Encoding.GetPreamble method for more information.

The StreamReader object calls Stream.Dispose() on the provided Stream object when StreamReader.Dispose is called.

Caution noteCaution:

When you compile a set of characters with a particular cultural setting and retrieve those same characters with a different cultural setting, the characters might not be interpretable, and could cause an exception to be thrown.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.