Nick Nick - 10 days ago 6
C# Question

System.ObjectDisposedException: Cannot access a closed Stream

Is it true that this does not necessarily mean the stream has been disposed of by code - either in a using or by calling dispose.

The stream could have been closed outside of this code and this exception would still occur?

Answer

So I will make my comment an answer: Yes, a stream could just as well be closed from outside your code, so make sure you check for a System.ObjectDisposedException.

There are several occasions this could happen: imagine for example a stream associated with a network connection and the connection is suddenly interrupted. Depending on the implementation this could close the stream and throw that particular exception if the stream is accessed.