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FileStream::CanSeek Property

Gets a value indicating whether the current stream supports seeking.

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

virtual property bool CanSeek {
	bool get () override;

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the stream supports seeking; false if the stream is closed or if the FileStream was constructed from an operating-system handle such as a pipe or output to the console.

If a class derived from Stream does not support seeking, calls to Length, SetLength, Position, and Seek throw a NotSupportedException.

If the stream is closed, this property returns false.

The following example uses the CanSeek property to check whether a stream supports seeking.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Text;

int main()
   String^ path = "c:\\temp\\MyTest.txt";

   // Delete the file if it exists. 
   if ( File::Exists( path ) )
      File::Delete( path );

   //Create the file.
   FileStream^ fs = File::Create( path );
      if ( fs->CanSeek )
         Console::WriteLine( "The stream connected to {0} is seekable.", path );
         Console::WriteLine( "The stream connected to {0} is not seekable.", path );
      if ( fs )
         delete (IDisposable^)fs;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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