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WindowsRuntimeBufferExtensions.ToArray Method (IBuffer)

.NET Framework (current version)

Returns a new array that is created from the contents of the specified buffer (Windows.Storage.Streams.IBuffer). The size of the array is the value of the Length property of the IBuffer.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

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

public static byte[] ToArray(
	this IBuffer source


Type: IBuffer

The buffer whose contents populate the new array.

Return Value

Type: System.Byte[]
A byte array that contains the bytes in the specified IBuffer, beginning at offset 0 (zero) and including a number of bytes equal to the value of the Length property of the IBuffer.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type IBuffer. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


source is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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