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BuildProvider.OpenStream Method (String)

Opens a stream for reading from a specified virtual path.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

protected Stream OpenStream(
	string virtualPath


Type: System.String
The virtual path to read.

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Stream
An open Stream that can be used to read the contents of the specified virtual path.

Use the Read method on the returned Stream object to read the contents of the virtual path.

After calling the OpenStream method, you must use the Close method to close the Stream object and free associated system resources.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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