Changes the seek pointer to a new location relative to the beginning of the stream, to the end of the stream, or to the current seek pointer.


//Offset relative to dwOrigin
DWORD dwOrigin,
//Specifies the origin for the offset
ULARGE_INTEGER * plibNewPosition
//Pointer to location containing new seek pointer



[in]Displacement to be added to the location indicated by dwOrigin. If dwOrigin is STREAM_SEEK_SET, then this is interpreted as an unsigned value rather than signed.


[in]Specifies the origin for the displacement specified in dlibMove. The origin can the be beginning of the file, the current seek pointer, or the end of the file. See the STREAM_SEEK enumeration for the values.


[out]Pointer to the location where this method writes the value of the new seek pointer from the beginning of the stream. You can set this pointer to NULL to indicate that you are not interested in this value. In this case, this method does not provide the new seek pointer.

Return Values


The seek pointer has been successfully adjusted.


The value of the plibNewPosition parameter is not valid.


The value of the dwOrigin parameter is not valid.


This method changes the seek pointer so subsequent reads and writes can take place at a different location in the stream object. It is an error to seek before the beginning of the stream. However, it is not an error to seek past the end of the stream. Seeking past the end of the stream is useful for subsequent writes, as the stream will at that time be extended to the seek position immediately before the write is done.

You can also use this method to obtain the current value of the seek pointer by calling this method with the dwOrigin parameter set to STREAM_SEEK_CUR and the dlibMove parameter set to 0 so the seek pointer is not changed. The current seek pointer is returned in the plibNewPosition parameter.

See Also

STREAM_SEEK, IStream::Read, IStream::Write

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