MemoryStream.Seek Method

Sets the position within the current stream to the specified value.

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

public override long Seek (
	long offset,
	SeekOrigin loc
)
public long Seek (
	long offset, 
	SeekOrigin loc
)
public override function Seek (
	offset : long, 
	loc : SeekOrigin
) : long

Parameters

offset

The new position within the stream. This is relative to the loc parameter, and can be positive or negative.

loc

A value of type SeekOrigin, which acts as the seek reference point.

Return Value

The new position within the stream, calculated by combining the initial reference point and the offset.

Exception typeCondition

IOException

Seeking is attempted before the beginning of the stream.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

offset is greater than MaxValue.

ArgumentException

There is an invalid SeekOrigin.

ObjectDisposedException

The current stream instance 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 method overrides Seek.

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

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

// Set the position to the beginning of the stream.
memStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);

// Set the position to the beginning of the stream.
memStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);

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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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