java.io.InputStreamReader read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length)

Description

On this document we will be showing a java example on how to use the read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length) method of InputStreamReader Class. This method Reads characters into a portion of an array.

Specified by:

read in class Reader

Throws:

  • IOException – If an I/O error occurs

Method Syntax

public int read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length)
throws IOException

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
char[] cbuf Destination buffer
int offset Offset at which to start storing characters
int length Maximum number of characters to read

Method Returns

This method returns an int which denotes the number of characters read, or -1 if the end of the stream has been reached.

Compatibility

Requires Java 1.2 and up

Java InputStreamReader read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length) Example

Below is a java code demonstrates the use of read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length) method of InputStreamReader class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behaviour of the read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length) method of InputStreamReader class.

Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

java lang InputStreamReader read(char[] cbuf, int offset, int length) example output