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BufferedStream Constructor (Stream, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the BufferedStream class with the specified buffer size.

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

public BufferedStream(
	Stream stream,
	int bufferSize


Type: System.IO.Stream
The current stream.
Type: System.Int32
The buffer size in bytes.


stream is null.


bufferSize is negative.

A shared read/write buffer is allocated the first time a BufferedStream object is initialized with this constructor. The shared buffer is not used if all reads and writes are greater than or equal to bufferSize.

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

// Create a NetworkStream that owns clientSocket and
// then create a BufferedStream on top of the NetworkStream.
// Both streams are disposed when execution exits the
// using statement.
    netStream = new NetworkStream(clientSocket, true),
    bufStream =
          new BufferedStream(netStream, streamBufferSize))

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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