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PositionPointer Property

UnmanagedMemoryStream.PositionPointer Property

Gets or sets a byte pointer to a stream based on the current position in the stream.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

[CLSCompliantAttribute(false)]
public byte* PositionPointer { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Byte*
A byte pointer.

ExceptionCondition
IndexOutOfRangeException

The current position is larger than the capacity of the stream.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The position is being set is not a valid position in the current stream.

IOException

The pointer is being set to a lower value than the starting position of the stream.

NotSupportedException

The stream was initialized for use with a SafeBuffer. The PositionPointer property is valid only for streams that are initialized with a Byte pointer.

To return a pointer to the entire stream, set the Position property to zero, and then call this property.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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