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Need help with System.Diagnostics.Process.StandardOutput buffer size.

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Hi I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application.  The application I started using System.Diagnostics.Process is having a "listFiles.StandardOutput" buffer size problem.  I was wondering where and how can I adjust the buffer size problem.  I don't want to be limited to a set buffer size, is that possible?  thank you.

public static int GetNisFile(System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo psi,
    ref DataTable dtAccounts,
    ref ToolStripStatusLabel slMain, ref StatusStrip ssMain, string userOrGroup)

    string accountFile="", output="";
    int numOfAccounts = 0;
    System.IO.StreamReader fileOutput = null, myOutput = null;
    System.Diagnostics.Process listFiles;
        listFiles = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(psi);
        if (listFiles != null)
            myOutput = listFiles.StandardError;
            fileOutput = listFiles.StandardOutput;
            if (listFiles.HasExited)
            // Read and display lines from the file until the end of
            // the file is reached.
                accountFile = fileOutput.ReadToEnd();
                output = myOutput.ReadToEnd();
                if (accountFile != null && accountFile != "")
                    numOfAccounts = CPAUnix.ParseAndInsertAccounts(accountFile,
                        ref dtAccounts, ref slMain, ref ssMain, userOrGroup);
                MessageBox.Show("Time out retrieving NIS" + userOrGroup + "accounts.",
            MessageBox.Show("Error starting process to read file.", "PowerADvantage");

        return numOfAccounts;

    catch (Win32Exception wex)
        MessageBox.Show(wex.Message, "PowerADvantage");
        return numOfAccounts;
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