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Difference between MemoryStream Read() and GetBuffer().

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  • Any one tell me the exact difference between MemoryStream Read() method and GetBuffer(). I want an exact behavoiur of these two methods.

    Cheer.

     

    Saturday, March 18, 2006 8:15 AM

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  • Hi!

    Read() will copy bytes into YOUR buffer, GetBuffer() will give you access to OWN buffer that MemoryStream use for itself.

    I don't think you can keep GetBuffer()-given reference too long, because when stream write something it can reallocate buffer.

    Saturday, March 18, 2006 11:25 PM
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