Implementing a Seek Method in a Managed Streaming Pipeline Component

The native IStream interface does not provide a method to check the current stream position, so the messaging engine uses the following Seek method.

pStream->Seek(0, STREAM_SEEK_CUR, &pNewPosition);  

This method does not move the stream pointer; instead it queries the current position. So if you implement a pipeline component that works with a nonseekable stream, you can use the Stream.Seek method as in the following example.

Example

override public long Seek(long offset, SeekOrigin origin)  
{  
   long pos = -1;  

   switch(origin)  
   {  
      case SeekOrigin.Begin :  
         pos = offset;  
         break;  
      case SeekOrigin.Current :  
         pos = Position + offset;  
         break;  
      case SeekOrigin.End :  
         break;  
   }  

   // We generally disallow seeking of the stream  
   // However, in unmanaged code, many people use Seek(0,CURR) to retrieve    // the current position  
   // Special case (that is, if Seek does not change position, do not   
   // throw an exception)  
   if (pos==Position)  
   {  
      return pos;  
   }  
   else  
   {  
      throw new NotSupportedException("ForwardOnlyEventingReadStream does not support Seek()");  
   }  
}  

See Also

Developing Custom Pipeline Components