Initializing a data stream

Just like with network requests, writing to and reading from data streams is a common and straightforward task in software engineering. So much so, in fact, that Microsoft provided an extremely well-designed common specification for doing this in C#. The methods defined by the base class are the same ones you'll use for any kind of data transmission that you would reasonably have to execute, so with that as our starting point, let's take a look at what the class provides.

The objective of the Stream class is, quite simply, to provide direct access to an ordered sequence of bytes. There is no additional context around this information, so the sequence of bytes could be anything from a file on your local disk storage, ...

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