MemoryStream.ToArray Method


Writes the stream contents to a byte array, regardless of the Position property.

 virtual cli::array <System::Byte> ^ ToArray();
public virtual byte[] ToArray ();
abstract member ToArray : unit -> byte[]
override this.ToArray : unit -> byte[]
Public Overridable Function ToArray () As Byte()



A new byte array.


This method omits unused bytes in MemoryStream from the array. To get the entire buffer, use the GetBuffer method.

This method returns a copy of the contents of the MemoryStream as a byte array. If the current instance was constructed on a provided byte array, a copy of the section of the array to which this instance has access is returned. See the MemoryStream constructor for details.


This method works when the MemoryStream is closed.

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