Convert InputStream to BufferedReader

I’m trying to read a text file line by line using InputStream from the assets directory in Android.

I want to convert the InputStream to a BufferedReader to be able to use the readLine().

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  • I have the following code:

    InputStream is;
    is = myContext.getAssets().open ("file.txt");
    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader (is);

    The third line drops the following error:

    Multiple markers at this line
    The constructor BufferedReader (InputStream) is undefinded.

    What I’m trying to do in C would be something like:

    StreamReader file;
    file = File.OpenText ("file.txt");
    line = file.ReadLine();
    line = file.ReadLine();

    What am I doing wrong or how should I do that? Thanks!

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  • 3 Solutions collect form web for “Convert InputStream to BufferedReader”

    BufferedReader can’t wrap an InputStream directly. It wraps another Reader. In this case you’d want to do something like:

    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is, "UTF-8"));

    A BufferedReader constructor takes a reader as argument, not an InputStream. You should first create a Reader from your stream, like so:

    Reader reader = new InputStreamReader(is);
    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(reader);

    Preferrably, you also provide a Charset or character encoding name to the StreamReader constructor. Since a stream just provides bytes, converting these to text means the encoding must be known. If you don’t specify it, the system default is assumed.

    InputStream is;
    InputStreamReader r = new InputStreamReader(is);
    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(r);
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