Android APIs
public class

PipedReader

extends Reader
java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.io.Reader
     ↳ java.io.PipedReader

Class Overview

Receives information on a communications pipe. When two threads want to pass data back and forth, one creates a piped writer and the other creates a piped reader.

See also:

Summary

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Inherited Fields
From class java.io.Reader
Public Constructors
PipedReader()
Constructs a new unconnected PipedReader.
PipedReader(PipedWriter out)
Constructs a new PipedReader connected to the PipedWriter out.
PipedReader(int pipeSize)
Constructs a new unconnected PipedReader with the given buffer size.
PipedReader(PipedWriter out, int pipeSize)
Constructs a new PipedReader connected to the given PipedWriter, with the given buffer size.
Public Methods
void close()
Closes this reader.
void connect(PipedWriter src)
Connects this PipedReader to a PipedWriter.
int read()
Reads a single character from this reader and returns it as an integer with the two higher-order bytes set to 0.
int read(char[] buffer, int offset, int count)
Reads up to count characters from this reader and stores them in the character array buffer starting at offset.
boolean ready()
Indicates whether this reader is ready to be read without blocking.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.io.Reader
From class java.lang.Object
From interface java.lang.Readable
From interface java.io.Closeable
From interface java.lang.AutoCloseable

Public Constructors

public PipedReader ()

Added in API level 1

Constructs a new unconnected PipedReader. The resulting reader must be connected to a PipedWriter before data may be read from it.

public PipedReader (PipedWriter out)

Added in API level 1

Constructs a new PipedReader connected to the PipedWriter out. Any data written to the writer can be read from the this reader.

Parameters
out the PipedWriter to connect to.
Throws
IOException if out is already connected.

public PipedReader (int pipeSize)

Added in API level 9

Constructs a new unconnected PipedReader with the given buffer size. The resulting reader must be connected to a PipedWriter before data may be read from it.

Parameters
pipeSize the size of the buffer in chars.
Throws
IllegalArgumentException if pipeSize is less than or equal to zero.

public PipedReader (PipedWriter out, int pipeSize)

Added in API level 9

Constructs a new PipedReader connected to the given PipedWriter, with the given buffer size. Any data written to the writer can be read from this reader.

Parameters
out the PipedWriter to connect to.
pipeSize the size of the buffer in chars.
Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs
IllegalArgumentException if pipeSize is less than or equal to zero.

Public Methods

public void close ()

Added in API level 1

Closes this reader. This implementation releases the buffer used for the pipe and notifies all threads waiting to read or write.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while closing this reader.

public void connect (PipedWriter src)

Added in API level 1

Connects this PipedReader to a PipedWriter. Any data written to the writer becomes readable in this reader.

Parameters
src the writer to connect to.
Throws
IOException if this reader is closed or already connected, or if src is already connected.

public int read ()

Added in API level 1

Reads a single character from this reader and returns it as an integer with the two higher-order bytes set to 0. Returns -1 if the end of the reader has been reached. If there is no data in the pipe, this method blocks until data is available, the end of the reader is detected or an exception is thrown.

Separate threads should be used to read from a PipedReader and to write to the connected PipedWriter. If the same thread is used, a deadlock may occur.

Returns
int the character read or -1 if the end of the reader has been reached.
Throws
IOException if this reader is closed or some other I/O error occurs.

public int read (char[] buffer, int offset, int count)

Added in API level 1

Reads up to count characters from this reader and stores them in the character array buffer starting at offset. If there is no data in the pipe, this method blocks until at least one byte has been read, the end of the reader is detected or an exception is thrown.

Separate threads should be used to read from a PipedReader and to write to the connected PipedWriter. If the same thread is used, a deadlock may occur.

Returns the number of characters read or -1 if the end of the reader has been reached.

Parameters
buffer
offset
count
Returns
int
Throws
IndexOutOfBoundsException if offset < 0 || count < 0 || offset + count > buffer.length.
InterruptedIOException if the thread reading from this reader is interrupted.
IOException if this reader is closed or not connected to a writer, or if the thread writing to the connected writer is no longer alive.

public boolean ready ()

Added in API level 1

Indicates whether this reader is ready to be read without blocking. Returns true if this reader will not block when read is called, false if unknown or blocking will occur. This implementation returns true if the internal buffer contains characters that can be read.

Returns
boolean always false.
Throws
IOException if this reader is closed or not connected, or if some other I/O error occurs.