DeflateStream.Write Method

Writes compressed bytes to the underlying stream from the specified byte array.

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

public override void Write(
	byte[] array,
	int offset,
	int count
)

Parameters

array
Type: System.Byte[]

The buffer that contains the data to compress.

offset
Type: System.Int32

The byte offset in array from which the bytes will be read.

count
Type: System.Int32

The maximum number of bytes to write.

The following example shows how to compress and decompress bytes by using the Read and Write methods.

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.Compression;

namespace ExampleConsoleApplication
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            UnicodeEncoding uniEncode = new UnicodeEncoding();

            byte[] bytesToCompress = uniEncode.GetBytes("example text to compress and decompress");
            Console.WriteLine("starting with: " + uniEncode.GetString(bytesToCompress));

            using (FileStream fileToCompress = File.Create("examplefile.gz"))
            {
                using (DeflateStream compressionStream = new DeflateStream(fileToCompress, CompressionMode.Compress))
                {
                    compressionStream.Write(bytesToCompress, 0, bytesToCompress.Length);
                }
            }

            byte[] decompressedBytes = new byte[bytesToCompress.Length];
            using (FileStream fileToDecompress = File.Open("examplefile.gz", FileMode.Open))
            {
                using (DeflateStream decompressionStream = new DeflateStream(fileToDecompress, CompressionMode.Decompress))
                {
                    decompressionStream.Read(decompressedBytes, 0, bytesToCompress.Length);
                }
            }

            Console.WriteLine("ending with: " + uniEncode.GetString(decompressedBytes));
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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