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BufferedStream.Seek Method

Sets the position within the current buffered stream.

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

public override long Seek (
	long offset,
	SeekOrigin origin
)
public long Seek (
	long offset, 
	SeekOrigin origin
)
public override function Seek (
	offset : long, 
	origin : SeekOrigin
) : long
Not applicable.

Parameters

offset

A byte offset relative to origin.

origin

A value of type SeekOrigin indicating the reference point from which to obtain the new position.

Return Value

The new position within the current buffered stream.

Exception typeCondition

IOException

The stream is not open or is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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.

If offset is negative, the new position will precede the position specified by origin by the number of bytes specified by offset. If offset is 0, the new position will be the position specified by origin. If offset is positive, the new position will follow the position specified by origin by the number of bytes specified by offset.

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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

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