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PrintQueueStream.Read Method

Reads a sequence of bytes from the stream and advances the read/write position in the stream by the number of bytes that were read.

Namespace:  System.Printing
Assembly:  System.Printing (in System.Printing.dll)

public override int Read(
	byte[] buffer,
	int offset,
	int count


Type: System.Byte[]
An array of bytes.
Type: System.Int32
The zero-based byte offset in the buffer where you want to begin storing the data that is read from the stream.
Type: System.Int32
The maximum number of bytes to be read from the stream.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An Int32 that holds the total number of bytes that are read into the buffer.

The return value can be less than the number of requested bytes if that many bytes are not currently available; or the number can be zero (0) if the read/write position is at the end of the stream.

When this method returns, buffer contains the specified byte array and the values between offset and (offset + count - 1) are replaced by the bytes that are read from the source.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.