Position Property

Stream.Position Property


When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the position within the current stream.

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

public abstract long Position { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64

The current position within the stream.

Exception Condition

An I/O error occurs.


The stream does not support seeking.


Methods were called after the stream was closed.

The stream must support seeking to get or set the position. Use the CanSeek property to determine whether the stream supports seeking.

Seeking to any location beyond the length of the stream is supported.

The Position property does not keep track of the number of bytes from the stream that have been consumed, skipped, or both.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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