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BufferedStream.Position Property

Gets the position within the current stream.

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

public override long Position { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The position within the current stream.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value passed to Seek is negative.

IOException

An I/O error occurs, such as the stream being closed.

NotSupportedException

The stream does not support seeking.

ObjectDisposedException

Methods were called after the stream was 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.

The get accessor invokes Seek to obtain the current position within the underlying stream and then adjusts this value according to the current position within the buffer.

The set accessor copies any data previously written to the buffer to the underlying stream, and then invokes Seek.

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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
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