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Buffer.SetByte Method

Assigns a specified value to a byte at a particular location in a specified array.

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

public static void SetByte(
	Array array,
	int index,
	byte value
)

Parameters

array
Type: System.Array

An array.

index
Type: System.Int32

A location in the array.

value
Type: System.Byte

A value to assign.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

array is not a primitive.

ArgumentNullException

array is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is negative or greater than the length of array.

array must be an array of primitives.

The following code example assigns values to bytes at particular locations within arrays using the SetByte method.

// Example of the Buffer.SetByte method. 
using System;

class SetByteDemo
{
    // Display the array contents in hexadecimal. 
    public static void DisplayArray( Array arr, string name )
    {
        // Get the array element width; format the formatting string. 
        int elemWidth = Buffer.ByteLength( arr ) / arr.Length;
        string format = String.Format( " {{0:X{0}}}", 2 * elemWidth );

        // Display the array elements from right to left.
        Console.Write( "{0,7}:", name );
        for( int loopX = arr.Length - 1; loopX >= 0; loopX-- )
            Console.Write( format, arr.GetValue( loopX ) );
        Console.WriteLine( );
    }

    public static void Main( )
    {
        // These are the arrays to be modified with SetByte.
        short[ ] shorts = new short[ 10 ];
        long[ ]  longs  = new long[ 3 ];

        Console.WriteLine( "This example of the " +
            "Buffer.SetByte( Array, int, byte ) \n" +
            "method generates the following output.\n" +
            "Note: The arrays are displayed from right to left.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "  Initial values of arrays:\n" );

        // Display the initial values of the arrays.
        DisplayArray( shorts, "shorts" );
        DisplayArray( longs, "longs" );

        // Copy two regions of source array to destination array, 
        // and two overlapped copies from source to source.
        Console.WriteLine( "\n" +
            "  Array values after setting byte 3 = 25, \n" +
            "  byte 6 = 64, byte 12 = 121, and byte 17 = 196:\n" );

        Buffer.SetByte( shorts, 3, 25 );
        Buffer.SetByte( shorts, 6, 64 );
        Buffer.SetByte( shorts, 12, 121 );
        Buffer.SetByte( shorts, 17, 196 );
        Buffer.SetByte( longs, 3, 25 );
        Buffer.SetByte( longs, 6, 64 );
        Buffer.SetByte( longs, 12, 121 );
        Buffer.SetByte( longs, 17, 196 );

        // Display the arrays again.
        DisplayArray( shorts, "shorts" );
        DisplayArray( longs, "longs" );
    }
}

/*
This example of the Buffer.SetByte( Array, int, byte )
method generates the following output.
Note: The arrays are displayed from right to left.

  Initial values of arrays:

 shorts: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  longs: 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000

  Array values after setting byte 3 = 25,
  byte 6 = 64, byte 12 = 121, and byte 17 = 196:

 shorts: 0000 C400 0000 0079 0000 0000 0040 0000 1900 0000
  longs: 000000000000C400 0000007900000000 0040000019000000
*/

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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