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StreamReader.BaseStream Property

Returns the underlying stream.

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

public virtual Stream BaseStream { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.Stream
The underlying stream.

You use this property to access the underlying stream. The StreamReader class buffers input from the underlying stream when you call one of the Read methods. If you manipulate the position of the underlying stream after reading data into the buffer, the position of the underlying stream might not match the position of the internal buffer. To reset the internal buffer, call the DiscardBufferedData method; however, this method slows performance and should be called only when absolutely necessary. The StreamReader constructors that have the detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks parameter can change the encoding the first time you read from the StreamReader object.

For a list of common I/O tasks, see Common I/O Tasks.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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