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Stream.SetLength Method

When overridden in a derived class, sets the length of the current stream.

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

public abstract void SetLength(
	long value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int64

The desired length of the current stream in bytes.

ExceptionCondition
IOException

An I/O error occurs.

NotSupportedException

The stream does not support both writing and seeking, such as if the stream is constructed from a pipe or console output.

ObjectDisposedException

Methods were called after the stream was closed.

If the specified value is less than the current length of the stream, the stream is truncated. If the specified value is larger than the current length of the stream, the stream is expanded. If the stream is expanded, the contents of the stream between the old and the new length are not defined.

A stream must support both writing and seeking for SetLength to work.

Use the CanWrite property to determine whether the current instance supports writing, and the CanSeek property to determine whether seeking is supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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