Stream class


parseInt() returns the first valid (long) integer value from the current position under the following conditions:

  • Initial characters that are not digits or a minus sign, are skipped;
  • Parsing stops when no characters have been read for a configurable time-out value, or a non-digit is read;
long parseInt();
long parseInt(char skipChar);

stream.parseInt(skipChar);    // allows format characters (typically commas) in values to be ignored


  • stream : an instance of a class that inherits from Stream
  • skipChar : the character to ignore while parsing (char).

Returns: parsed int value (long). If no valid digits were read when the time-out occurs, 0 is returned.