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SeekOrigin Enumeration

Provides the fields that represent reference points in streams for seeking.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public enum SeekOrigin
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public enum SeekOrigin
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public enum SeekOrigin
 Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkBeginSpecifies the beginning of a stream. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkCurrentSpecifies the current position within a stream. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkEndSpecifies the end of a stream. 

For an example of creating a file and writing text to a file, see How to: Write Text to a File. For an example of reading text from a file, see How to: Read Text from a File. For an example of reading from and writing to a binary file, see How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File.

SeekOrigin is used by the Seek methods of Stream, BufferedStream, FileStream, MemoryStream, BinaryWriter, and other classes. The Seek methods take an offset parameter that is relative to the position specified by SeekOrigin.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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