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Stream.Null Field

A Stream with no backing store.

[Visual Basic]
Public Shared ReadOnly Null As Stream
[C#]
public static readonly Stream Null;
[C++]
public: static Stream* Null;
[JScript]
public static var Null : Stream;

Remarks

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.

Use Null to redirect output to a stream that will not consume any operating system resources. When the methods of Stream that provide writing are invoked on Null, the call simply returns, and no data is written. Null also implements a Read method that returns zero without reading data.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

Stream Class | Stream Members | System.IO Namespace | Working with I/O | Reading Text from a File | Writing Text to a File

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