FileStream.SafeFileHandle Property

Gets a SafeFileHandle object that represents the operating system file handle for the file that the current FileStream object encapsulates.

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

public virtual SafeFileHandle SafeFileHandle { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle
An object that represents the operating system file handle for the file that the current FileStream object encapsulates.

The SafeFileHandle property automatically flushes the stream and sets the current stream position to 0. This allows the file to be moved or the stream position to be reset by another stream using the SafeFileHandle returned by this property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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