Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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What We Have Here Is a Failure of Documentation

Back from Marcon and back to work.

So before I left, I was having a deep and abiding problem getting Microsoft's Open XML toolkit to work with a MemoryStream, because the MemoryStream couldn't be resized, nor could I find a way to get the resulting changes to the document written out to a disk file. This was after reading every bit of documentation I could find.

Today, it seems that my Google-fu turned back on, because I found the sample code that:

  • Explained how you could get a resizeable MemoryStream by creating an empty one and then copying the byte array of data into it.
  • Showed how you could call MemoryStream.WriteTo to send the resulting document to a FileStream.

    *thud* *thud* *thud*

    This should not have been this hard to find.
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