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MemoryStream.Position Property

Gets or sets the current position within the stream.

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

public override long Position { get; set; }
/** @property */
public long get_Position ()

/** @property */
public void set_Position (long value)

public override function get Position () : long

public override function set Position (value : long)

Property Value

The current position within the stream.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The position is set to a negative value or a value greater than MaxValue.

ObjectDisposedException

The stream is closed.

For an example of creating a file and writing text to a file, see How to: Write Text to a File. For an example of reading text from a file, see How to: Read Text from a File. For an example of reading from and writing to a binary file, see How to: Read and Write to a Newly Created Data File.

This code example is part of a larger example provided for the MemoryStream class.

// Write the stream properties to the console.
Console.WriteLine(
    "Capacity = {0}, Length = {1}, Position = {2}\n",
    memStream.Capacity.ToString(), 
    memStream.Length.ToString(), 
    memStream.Position.ToString());

// Write the stream properties to the console.
Console.WriteLine(
    "Capacity = {0}, Length = {1}, Position = {2}\n", 
    (new Integer( memStream.get_Capacity())).ToString(),
    (new Long ( memStream.get_Length())).ToString(),
    (new Long ( memStream.get_Position())).ToString());

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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