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function Seek(Offset: Longint; Origin: Word): Longint; overload; virtual;
function Seek(const Offset: Int64; Origin: TSeekOrigin): Int64; overload; virtual;
function Seek(const Offset: Int64; Origin: Word): Int64; overload; inline;


virtual int __fastcall Seek(int Offset, System::Word Origin)/* overload */;
virtual __int64 __fastcall Seek(const __int64 Offset, TSeekOrigin Origin)/* overload */;
__int64 __fastcall Seek(const __int64 Offset, System::Word Origin)/* overload */;


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
function public
System.Classes TStream


Moves to a specified position in the streamed resource.

Call Seek to move the current position of the stream in its particular storage medium (such as memory or a disk file).

The Origin parameter indicates how to interpret the Offset parameter. Origin should be one of the following values:

Value Meaning


Offset is from the beginning of the resource. Seek moves to the position Offset. Offset must be >= 0.


Offset is from the current position in the resource. Seek moves to Position + Offset.


Offset is from the end of the resource. Offset must be <= 0 to indicate a number of bytes before the end of the file.

Seek returns the new value of the Position property.

Seek is called by the Position and Size properties.

Note: As implemented in TStream, the two versions (the 32-bit or 64-bit syntax) call each other. Descendent stream classes must override at least one of these versions, and the override must not call the inherited default implementation.

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