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WindowsRuntimeStreamExtensions.AsRandomAccessStream(System.IO.Stream) Method

.NET Framework (current version)

[Supported in the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and later versions]

Converts the specified stream to a random access stream.

Namespace: System.IO
Assembly: System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime (in System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime.dll)

public static  IRandomAccessStream AsRandomAccessStream(Stream stream)


Type: System.IO.Stream
The stream to convert.

Type: Windows.Storage.Streams.RandomAccessStream
A Windows Runtime random access stream, which represents the converted stream.

Exception Condition




The stream to convert does not support seeking.

This extension method is available only when you develop Windows Store apps. This method provides a convenient way of working with streams in Windows Store apps. The .NET Framework stream you want to convert must support seeking. For more information, see the Stream.Seek method.


This API is supported in the .NET Framework 4.5.1 and later versions, but not in version 4.5.

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8.1

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