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Get stream of a file

Posted By:Amit Mehra       Posted Date: October 15, 2009    Points: 10    Category: File Operation    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  
 

Below code in form of function can be used to to get the stream of a file stored in hard drive. Code example is in C# and VB.Net.

C# code sample

///


/// This code sample to return stream ( Byte Array ) from a file stored in hard drive
///

/// File path as string
/// array of Byte
private byte[] StreamFile(string filename)
{

FileStream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);

byte[] myFile = new byte[fs.Length];

Convert.ToInt32(fs.Length));

return myFile;

}

 

In Vb.Net function

Private Function StreamFile(ByVal filename As String) As Byte()

Dim fs As New FileStream(filename, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)

Dim myFile As Byte() = New Byte(fs.Length) {}


fs.Read(myFile, 0, System.Convert.ToInt32(fs.Length))

fs.Close()


Return myFile

End Function


     

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