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MemoryStream Constructor (Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the MemoryStream class with an expandable capacity initialized as specified.

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

public:
MemoryStream(
	int capacity
)

Parameters

capacity
Type: System::Int32

The initial size of the internal array in bytes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

capacity is negative.

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.

The CanRead, CanSeek, and CanWrite properties are all set to true.

The capacity automatically increases when you use the SetLength method to set the length to a value larger than the capacity of the current stream. Except for a MemoryStream constructed with a byte[] parameter, write operations at the end of a MemoryStream expand the MemoryStream.

This constructor exposes the underlying stream that GetBuffer returns.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MemoryStream class.

MemoryStream^ memStream = gcnew MemoryStream( 100 );

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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