How to Convert a Stream to Byte Array in C# 4.0 ?

Published on December 30, 2013 by abundantcode

Filed under C#

Last modified December 30, 2013

Print this page

rate 1 star rate 2 star rate 3 star rate 4 star rate 5 star
Your rating: none, Average: 1 (3 votes)

This article have been viewed 10941 times

One of the simplest way to convert a stream to byte array in C# 4.0 is to use the MemoryStream and perform the CopyTo operation on the source stream to the Memory Stream.

How to Convert a Stream to Byte Array in C# 4.0 ?

Below is a sample code snippet on how to convert a stream to byte array in C# 4.0.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
namespace AbundantCode
{
    internal class Program
    {     
        private static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Stream InputStream = null; // Get the input value from the file/other source
            byte[] result;
            using (var streamReader = new MemoryStream())
            {
                InputStream.CopyTo(streamReader);
                result = streamReader.ToArray();
            }
            Console.WriteLine(result);
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }
}
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

1 Comment

  1. Pankaj Nikam

    We can just use MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(bytes); Where bytes is byte array.

    June 30, 2015 - 11:08 am – Reply

Leave a Comment


x

You might be Interested in these Posts

C# and Lambda - Finding all the elements of an integer array less than 35

Here's a sample code snippet demonstrating how to find all the elements of an integer array that is ...

C# and LINQ - Finding all the elements of an integer array less than 35

Here's a sample code snippet demonstrating how to find all the elements of an integer array that is ...

How to use array Rank in C# ?

In C# , the Rank property of the array is is used to get the rank of the array. In simple terms , ra...