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BufferedStream.Seek Method

Sets the position within the current buffered stream.

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

public override long Seek(
	long offset,
	SeekOrigin origin
)

Parameters

offset
Type: System.Int64

A byte offset relative to origin.

origin
Type: System.IO.SeekOrigin

A value of type SeekOrigin indicating the reference point from which to obtain the new position.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
IOException

The stream is not open or is null.

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.

If offset is negative, the new position will precede the position specified by origin by the number of bytes specified by offset. If offset is 0, the new position will be the position specified by origin. If offset is positive, the new position will follow the position specified by origin by the number of bytes specified by offset.

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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