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Stream.Null Field

A Stream with no backing store.

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

public static readonly Stream Null

Use Null to redirect output to a stream that will not consume any operating system resources. When the methods of Stream that provide writing are invoked on Null, the call simply returns, and no data is written. Null also implements a Read method that returns zero without reading data.

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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