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FileStream.SafeFileHandle Property

Gets a SafeFileHandle object that represents the operating system file handle for the file that the current FileStream object encapsulates.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property SafeFileHandle As SafeFileHandle
'Usage
Dim instance As FileStream 
Dim value As SafeFileHandle 

value = instance.SafeFileHandle

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle
A SafeFileHandle object that represents the operating system file handle for the file that the current FileStream object encapsulates.

The SafeFileHandle property automatically flushes the stream and sets the current stream position to 0. This allows the file to me moved or the stream position to be reset by another stream using the SafeFileHandle returned by this property.

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
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