GZipStream Constructors

Definition

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class.

Overloads

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionLevel)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression level.

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression mode.

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionLevel, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression level, and optionally leaves the stream open.

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression mode, and optionally leaves the stream open.

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionLevel)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression level.

public:
 GZipStream(System::IO::Stream ^ stream, System::IO::Compression::CompressionLevel compressionLevel);
public GZipStream (System.IO.Stream stream, System.IO.Compression.CompressionLevel compressionLevel);
new System.IO.Compression.GZipStream : System.IO.Stream * System.IO.Compression.CompressionLevel -> System.IO.Compression.GZipStream
Public Sub New (stream As Stream, compressionLevel As CompressionLevel)

Parameters

stream
Stream

The stream to which compressed data is written.

compressionLevel
CompressionLevel

One of the enumeration values that indicates whether to emphasize speed or compression efficiency when compressing data to the stream.

Exceptions

stream is null.

The stream does not support write operations such as compression. (The CanWrite property on the stream object is false.)

Examples

The following example shows how to set the compression mode when creating a GZipStream object.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.Compression;

public class FileCompressionModeExample
{
    private const string Message = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.";
    private const string OriginalFileName = "original.txt";
    private const string CompressedFileName = "compressed.gz";
    private const string DecompressedFileName = "decompressed.txt";

    public static void Main()
    {
        CreateFileToCompress();
        CompressFile();
        DecompressFile();
        PrintResults();
        DeleteFiles();

        /*
         Output:

            The original file 'original.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

            The compressed file 'compressed.gz' weighs 283 bytes.

            The decompressed file 'decompressed.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
         */
    }

    private static void CreateFileToCompress() => File.WriteAllText(OriginalFileName, Message);

    private static void CompressFile()
    {
        using FileStream originalFileStream = File.Open(OriginalFileName, FileMode.Open);
        using FileStream compressedFileStream = File.Create(CompressedFileName);
        using var compressor = new GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Compress);
        originalFileStream.CopyTo(compressor);
    }

    private static void DecompressFile()
    {
        using FileStream compressedFileStream = File.Open(CompressedFileName, FileMode.Open);
        using FileStream outputFileStream = File.Create(DecompressedFileName);
        using var decompressor = new GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Decompress);
        decompressor.CopyTo(outputFileStream);
    }

    private static void PrintResults()
    {
        long originalSize = new FileInfo(OriginalFileName).Length;
        long compressedSize = new FileInfo(CompressedFileName).Length;
        long decompressedSize = new FileInfo(DecompressedFileName).Length;

        Console.WriteLine($"The original file '{OriginalFileName}' weighs {originalSize} bytes. Contents: \"{File.ReadAllText(OriginalFileName)}\"");
        Console.WriteLine($"The compressed file '{CompressedFileName}' weighs {compressedSize} bytes.");
        Console.WriteLine($"The decompressed file '{DecompressedFileName}' weighs {decompressedSize} bytes. Contents: \"{File.ReadAllText(DecompressedFileName)}\"");
    }

    private static void DeleteFiles()
    {
        File.Delete(OriginalFileName);
        File.Delete(CompressedFileName);
        File.Delete(DecompressedFileName);
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.IO.Compression

Public Class FileCompressionModeExample
    Private Const Message As String = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    Private Const OriginalFileName As String = "original.txt"
    Private Const CompressedFileName As String = "compressed.gz"
    Private Const DecompressedFileName As String = "decompressed.txt"

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        CreateFileToCompress()
        CompressFile()
        DecompressFile()
        PrintResults()
        DeleteFiles()

        ' Output:
        '   The original file 'original.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

        '   The compressed file 'compressed.gz' weighs 283 bytes.

        '   The decompressed file 'decompressed.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub CreateFileToCompress()
        File.WriteAllText(OriginalFileName, Message)
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub CompressFile()
        Using originalFileStream As FileStream = File.Open(OriginalFileName, FileMode.Open)
            Using compressedFileStream As FileStream = File.Create(CompressedFileName)
                Using compressor = New GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Compress)
                    originalFileStream.CopyTo(compressor)
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub DecompressFile()
        Using compressedFileStream As FileStream = File.Open(CompressedFileName, FileMode.Open)
            Using outputFileStream As FileStream = File.Create(DecompressedFileName)
                Using decompressor = New GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Decompress)
                    decompressor.CopyTo(outputFileStream)
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub PrintResults()
        Dim originalSize As Long = New FileInfo(OriginalFileName).Length
        Dim compressedSize As Long = New FileInfo(CompressedFileName).Length
        Dim decompressedSize As Long = New FileInfo(DecompressedFileName).Length

        Console.WriteLine($"The original file '{OriginalFileName}' weighs {originalSize} bytes. Contents: ""{File.ReadAllText(OriginalFileName)}""")
        Console.WriteLine($"The compressed file '{CompressedFileName}' weighs {compressedSize} bytes.")
        Console.WriteLine($"The decompressed file '{DecompressedFileName}' weighs {decompressedSize} bytes. Contents: ""{File.ReadAllText(DecompressedFileName)}""")
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub DeleteFiles()
        File.Delete(OriginalFileName)
        File.Delete(CompressedFileName)
        File.Delete(DecompressedFileName)
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

You use this constructor when you want to specify whether compression efficiency or speed is more important for an instance of the GZipStream class.

This constructor overload uses the compression mode Compress. To set the compression mode to another value, use the GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode) or GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode, Boolean) overload.

Applies to

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression mode.

public:
 GZipStream(System::IO::Stream ^ stream, System::IO::Compression::CompressionMode mode);
public GZipStream (System.IO.Stream stream, System.IO.Compression.CompressionMode mode);
new System.IO.Compression.GZipStream : System.IO.Stream * System.IO.Compression.CompressionMode -> System.IO.Compression.GZipStream
Public Sub New (stream As Stream, mode As CompressionMode)

Parameters

stream
Stream

The stream to which compressed data is written or from which data to decompress is read.

mode
CompressionMode

One of the enumeration values that indicates whether to compress data to the stream or decompress data from the stream.

Exceptions

stream is null.

mode is not a valid CompressionMode enumeration value.

-or-

CompressionMode is Compress and CanWrite is false.

-or-

CompressionMode is Decompress and CanRead is false.

Examples

The following example shows how to set the compression mode when creating a GZipStream object.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.Compression;

public class FileCompressionModeExample
{
    private const string Message = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.";
    private const string OriginalFileName = "original.txt";
    private const string CompressedFileName = "compressed.gz";
    private const string DecompressedFileName = "decompressed.txt";

    public static void Main()
    {
        CreateFileToCompress();
        CompressFile();
        DecompressFile();
        PrintResults();
        DeleteFiles();

        /*
         Output:

            The original file 'original.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

            The compressed file 'compressed.gz' weighs 283 bytes.

            The decompressed file 'decompressed.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
         */
    }

    private static void CreateFileToCompress() => File.WriteAllText(OriginalFileName, Message);

    private static void CompressFile()
    {
        using FileStream originalFileStream = File.Open(OriginalFileName, FileMode.Open);
        using FileStream compressedFileStream = File.Create(CompressedFileName);
        using var compressor = new GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Compress);
        originalFileStream.CopyTo(compressor);
    }

    private static void DecompressFile()
    {
        using FileStream compressedFileStream = File.Open(CompressedFileName, FileMode.Open);
        using FileStream outputFileStream = File.Create(DecompressedFileName);
        using var decompressor = new GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Decompress);
        decompressor.CopyTo(outputFileStream);
    }

    private static void PrintResults()
    {
        long originalSize = new FileInfo(OriginalFileName).Length;
        long compressedSize = new FileInfo(CompressedFileName).Length;
        long decompressedSize = new FileInfo(DecompressedFileName).Length;

        Console.WriteLine($"The original file '{OriginalFileName}' weighs {originalSize} bytes. Contents: \"{File.ReadAllText(OriginalFileName)}\"");
        Console.WriteLine($"The compressed file '{CompressedFileName}' weighs {compressedSize} bytes.");
        Console.WriteLine($"The decompressed file '{DecompressedFileName}' weighs {decompressedSize} bytes. Contents: \"{File.ReadAllText(DecompressedFileName)}\"");
    }

    private static void DeleteFiles()
    {
        File.Delete(OriginalFileName);
        File.Delete(CompressedFileName);
        File.Delete(DecompressedFileName);
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.IO.Compression

Public Class FileCompressionModeExample
    Private Const Message As String = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    Private Const OriginalFileName As String = "original.txt"
    Private Const CompressedFileName As String = "compressed.gz"
    Private Const DecompressedFileName As String = "decompressed.txt"

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        CreateFileToCompress()
        CompressFile()
        DecompressFile()
        PrintResults()
        DeleteFiles()

        ' Output:
        '   The original file 'original.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

        '   The compressed file 'compressed.gz' weighs 283 bytes.

        '   The decompressed file 'decompressed.txt' weighs 445 bytes. Contents: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub CreateFileToCompress()
        File.WriteAllText(OriginalFileName, Message)
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub CompressFile()
        Using originalFileStream As FileStream = File.Open(OriginalFileName, FileMode.Open)
            Using compressedFileStream As FileStream = File.Create(CompressedFileName)
                Using compressor = New GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Compress)
                    originalFileStream.CopyTo(compressor)
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub DecompressFile()
        Using compressedFileStream As FileStream = File.Open(CompressedFileName, FileMode.Open)
            Using outputFileStream As FileStream = File.Create(DecompressedFileName)
                Using decompressor = New GZipStream(compressedFileStream, CompressionMode.Decompress)
                    decompressor.CopyTo(outputFileStream)
                End Using
            End Using
        End Using
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub PrintResults()
        Dim originalSize As Long = New FileInfo(OriginalFileName).Length
        Dim compressedSize As Long = New FileInfo(CompressedFileName).Length
        Dim decompressedSize As Long = New FileInfo(DecompressedFileName).Length

        Console.WriteLine($"The original file '{OriginalFileName}' weighs {originalSize} bytes. Contents: ""{File.ReadAllText(OriginalFileName)}""")
        Console.WriteLine($"The compressed file '{CompressedFileName}' weighs {compressedSize} bytes.")
        Console.WriteLine($"The decompressed file '{DecompressedFileName}' weighs {decompressedSize} bytes. Contents: ""{File.ReadAllText(DecompressedFileName)}""")
    End Sub

    Private Shared Sub DeleteFiles()
        File.Delete(OriginalFileName)
        File.Delete(CompressedFileName)
        File.Delete(DecompressedFileName)
    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

By default, GZipStream owns the underlying stream, so closing the stream parameter also closes the underlying stream. Note that the state of the underlying stream can affect the usability of the stream. Also, no explicit checks are performed, so no additional exceptions are thrown when the new instance is created.

If an instance of the GZipStream class is created with the mode parameter equal to Compress and no further action occurs, the stream will appear as a valid, empty compressed file.

By default, the compression level is set to Optimal when the compression mode is Compress.

Applies to

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionLevel, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression level, and optionally leaves the stream open.

public:
 GZipStream(System::IO::Stream ^ stream, System::IO::Compression::CompressionLevel compressionLevel, bool leaveOpen);
public GZipStream (System.IO.Stream stream, System.IO.Compression.CompressionLevel compressionLevel, bool leaveOpen);
new System.IO.Compression.GZipStream : System.IO.Stream * System.IO.Compression.CompressionLevel * bool -> System.IO.Compression.GZipStream
Public Sub New (stream As Stream, compressionLevel As CompressionLevel, leaveOpen As Boolean)

Parameters

stream
Stream

The stream to which compressed data is written.

compressionLevel
CompressionLevel

One of the enumeration values that indicates whether to emphasize speed or compression efficiency when compressing data to the stream.

leaveOpen
Boolean

true to leave the stream object open after disposing the GZipStream object; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

stream is null.

The stream does not support write operations such as compression. (The CanWrite property on the stream object is false.)

Examples

The following example shows how to set the compression level when creating a GZipStream object and how to leave the stream open.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.Compression;
using System.Text;

public static class MemoryWriteReadExample
{
    private const string Message = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.";
    private static readonly byte[] s_messageBytes = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Message);

    public static void Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine($"The original string length is {s_messageBytes.Length} bytes.");
        using var stream = new MemoryStream();
        CompressBytesToStream(stream);
        Console.WriteLine($"The compressed stream length is {stream.Length} bytes.");
        int decompressedLength = DecompressStreamToBytes(stream);
        Console.WriteLine($"The decompressed string length is {decompressedLength} bytes, same as the original length.");
        /*
         Output:
            The original string length is 445 bytes.
            The compressed stream length is 282 bytes.
            The decompressed string length is 445 bytes, same as the original length.
        */
    }

    private static void CompressBytesToStream(Stream stream)
    {
        using var compressor = new GZipStream(stream, CompressionLevel.SmallestSize, leaveOpen: true);
        compressor.Write(s_messageBytes, 0, s_messageBytes.Length);
    }

    private static int DecompressStreamToBytes(Stream stream)
    {
        stream.Position = 0;
        int bufferSize = 512;
        byte[] decompressedBytes = new byte[bufferSize];
        using var decompressor = new GZipStream(stream, CompressionMode.Decompress);
        int length = decompressor.Read(decompressedBytes, 0, bufferSize);
        return length;
    }
}
Imports System.IO
Imports System.IO.Compression
Imports System.Text

Module MemoryWriteReadExample
    Private Const Message As String = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    Private ReadOnly s_messageBytes As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(Message)

    Sub Main()
        Console.WriteLine($"The original string length is {s_messageBytes.Length} bytes.")

        Using stream = New MemoryStream()
            CompressBytesToStream(stream)
            Console.WriteLine($"The compressed stream length is {stream.Length} bytes.")
            Dim decompressedLength As Integer = DecompressStreamToBytes(stream)
            Console.WriteLine($"The decompressed string length is {decompressedLength} bytes, same as the original length.")
        End Using
        ' Output:
        '   The original string length is 445 bytes.
        '   The compressed stream length is 282 bytes.
        '   The decompressed string length is 445 bytes, same as the original length.
    End Sub

    Private Sub CompressBytesToStream(ByVal stream As Stream)
        Using compressor = New GZipStream(stream, CompressionLevel.SmallestSize, leaveOpen:=True)
            compressor.Write(s_messageBytes, 0, s_messageBytes.Length)
        End Using
    End Sub

    Private Function DecompressStreamToBytes(ByVal stream As Stream) As Integer
        stream.Position = 0
        Dim bufferSize As Integer = 512
        Dim decompressedBytes As Byte() = New Byte(bufferSize - 1) {}
        Using decompressor = New GZipStream(stream, CompressionMode.Decompress)
            Dim length As Integer = decompressor.Read(decompressedBytes, 0, bufferSize)
            Return length
        End Using
    End Function
End Module

Remarks

You use this constructor when you want to specify whether compression efficiency or speed is more important for an instance of the GZipStream class, and whether to leave the stream object open after disposing the GZipStream object.

This constructor overload uses the compression mode Compress. To set the compression mode to another value, use the GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode) or GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode, Boolean) overload.

Applies to

GZipStream(Stream, CompressionMode, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the GZipStream class by using the specified stream and compression mode, and optionally leaves the stream open.

public:
 GZipStream(System::IO::Stream ^ stream, System::IO::Compression::CompressionMode mode, bool leaveOpen);
public GZipStream (System.IO.Stream stream, System.IO.Compression.CompressionMode mode, bool leaveOpen);
new System.IO.Compression.GZipStream : System.IO.Stream * System.IO.Compression.CompressionMode * bool -> System.IO.Compression.GZipStream
Public Sub New (stream As Stream, mode As CompressionMode, leaveOpen As Boolean)

Parameters

stream
Stream

The stream to which compressed data is written or from which data to decompress is read.

mode
CompressionMode

One of the enumeration values that indicates whether to compress data to the stream or decompress data from the stream.

leaveOpen
Boolean

true to leave the stream open after disposing the GZipStream object; otherwise, false.

Exceptions

stream is null.

mode is not a valid CompressionMode value.

-or-

CompressionMode is Compress and CanWrite is false.

-or-

CompressionMode is Decompress and CanRead is false.

Remarks

By default, GZipStream owns the underlying stream, so closing the stream parameter also closes the underlying stream. Note that the state of the underlying stream can affect the usability of the stream. Also, no explicit checks are performed, so no additional exceptions are thrown when the new instance is created.

If an instance of the GZipStream class is created with the mode parameter equal to Compress and no further action occurs, the stream will appear as a valid, empty compressed file.

By default, the compression level is set to Optimal when the compression mode is Compress.

Applies to