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CloudBlobContainer.EndCreate Method

Updated: April 24, 2013

[This topic is part of the Windows Azure Storage Client Library 1.7, which has been deprecated. The current recommended version is Storage Client Library 3.0.]

Ends an asynchronous operation to create a container.

Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.dll)


public void EndCreate (
	IAsyncResult asyncResult



Type: System.IAsyncResult

An IAsyncResult that references the pending asynchronous operation.

The following code example creates a new container and defines metadata for it, and handles the error in case a container with the same name already exists.

static void CreateContainerAsync(Uri blobEndpoint, string accountName, string accountKey)
    //Create service client for credentialed access to the Blob service.
    CloudBlobClient blobClient = new CloudBlobClient(blobEndpoint, new StorageCredentialsAccountAndKey(accountName, accountKey));

    //Get a reference for the new container.
    CloudBlobContainer container = blobClient.GetContainerReference("newcontainer");

    //Define metadata for the container.
    container.Metadata["media"] = "video";

    //Begin the operation to create the container.
    container.BeginCreate(CreateContainerCallback, container);

static void CreateContainerCallback(IAsyncResult result)
    CloudBlobContainer container = (CloudBlobContainer)result.AsyncState;
    //End the operation. Handle the error in case the container already exists.
        Console.WriteLine("Container " + container.Name + " created successfully.");
    catch (StorageClientException e)
        if (e.ErrorCode == StorageErrorCode.ContainerAlreadyExists)
            Console.WriteLine("Cannot create the container because it already exists.");

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Target Platforms

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