Capacity Property

MemoryStream.Capacity Property

Gets or sets the number of bytes allocated for this stream.

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

public virtual int Capacity { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The length of the usable portion of the buffer for the stream.


A capacity is set that is negative or less than the current length of the stream.


The current stream is closed.


set is invoked on a stream whose capacity cannot be modified.

Capacity is the buffer length for system-provided byte arrays. Capacity cannot be set to a value less than the current length of the stream.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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