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Stream.Position Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the position within the current stream.

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

public abstract long Position { get; set; }
/** @property */
public abstract long get_Position ()

/** @property */
public abstract void set_Position (long value)

public abstract function get Position () : long

public abstract function set Position (value : long)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The current position within the stream.
Exception typeCondition

IOException

An I/O error occurs.

NotSupportedException

The stream does not support seeking.

ObjectDisposedException

Methods were called after the stream was closed.

For an example of creating a file and writing text to a file, see Writing Text to a File. For an example of reading text from a file, see Reading Text from a File. For an example of reading from and writing to a binary file, see Reading and Writing to a Newly Created Data File.

The stream must support seeking to get or set the position. Use the CanSeek property to determine whether the stream supports seeking.

Seeking to any location beyond the length of the stream is supported.

The Position property does not keep track of the number of bytes from the stream that have been consumed, skipped, or both.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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