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FileStream.SafeFileHandle Property

Gets a SafeFileHandle object that represents the operating system file handle for the file that the current FileStream object encapsulates.

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

public virtual SafeFileHandle SafeFileHandle { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle
An object that represents the operating system file handle for the file that the current FileStream object encapsulates.

The SafeFileHandle property automatically flushes the stream and sets the current stream position to 0. This allows the file to be moved or the stream position to be reset by another stream using the SafeFileHandle returned by this property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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