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.


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.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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