FileStream Constructor (String, FileMode, FileAccess, FileShare, Int32)

July 28, 2014

Initializes a new instance of the FileStream class with the specified path, creation mode, read/write and sharing permission, and buffer size.

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

public FileStream(
	string path,
	FileMode mode,
	FileAccess access,
	FileShare share,
	int bufferSize
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String
A relative or absolute path for the file that the current FileStream object will encapsulate.
mode
Type: System.IO.FileMode
A FileMode constant that determines how to open or create the file.
access
Type: System.IO.FileAccess
A FileAccess constant that determines how the file can be accessed by the FileStream object. This gets the CanRead and CanWrite properties of the FileStream object. CanSeek is true if path specifies a disk file.
share
Type: System.IO.FileShare
A FileShare constant that determines how the file will be shared by processes.
bufferSize
Type: System.Int32
A positive Int32 value greater than 0 indicating the buffer size. For bufferSize values between one and eight, the actual buffer size is set to eight bytes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

path is null.

ArgumentException

path is an empty string (""), contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters.

-or-

path refers to a non-file device, such as "con:", "com1:", "lpt1:", etc. in an NTFS environment.

NotSupportedException

path refers to a non-file device, such as "con:", "com1:", "lpt1:", etc. in a non-NTFS environment.

ArgumentException

path is an empty string (""), contains only white space, or contains one or more invalid characters.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

bufferSize is negative or zero.

-or-

mode, access, or share contain an invalid value.

FileNotFoundException

The file cannot be found, such as when mode is FileMode.Truncate or FileMode.Open, and the file specified by path does not exist. The file must already exist in these modes.

IOException

An I/O error occurs, such as specifying FileMode.CreateNew and the file specified by path already exists.

-or-

The system is running Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition and share is set to FileShare.Delete.

-or-

The stream has been closed.

SecurityException

The caller does not have the required permission.

DirectoryNotFoundException

The specified path is invalid, such as being on an unmapped drive.

UnauthorizedAccessException

The access requested is not permitted by the operating system for the specified path, such as when access is Write or ReadWrite and the file or directory is set for read-only access.

PathTooLongException

The specified path, file name, or both exceed the system-defined maximum length. For example, on Windows-based platforms, paths must be less than 248 characters, and file names must be less than 260 characters.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 This member has a SecurityCriticalAttribute attribute. This attribute restricts this member to internal use. Application code that uses this member throws a MethodAccessException.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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