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CloudTableClient.BeginCreateTableIfNotExist 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.]

Begins an asynchronous operation to create a table with the specified name if it does not already exist.

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


public IAsyncResult BeginCreateTableIfNotExist (
	string tableName,
	AsyncCallback callback,
	Object state



Type: System.String

The table name.


Type: System.AsyncCallback

The callback delegate that will receive notification when the asynchronous operation completes.


Type: System.Object

A user-defined object that will be passed to the callback delegate.

Return Value

Type: System.IAsyncResult

An IAsyncResult that references the asynchronous operation.

The following code example creates a table asynchronously if it does not exist.

static void CreateTableIfNotExistsAsync(CloudStorageAccount storageAccount)
  // Create service client for credentialed access to the Table service.
  CloudTableClient tableClient = 
      new CloudTableClient(

    // Begin the operation to create a new table.
         "Categories", CreateTableIfNotExistsAsyncCallback, tableClient);

public static void CreateTableIfNotExistsAsyncCallback(IAsyncResult result)
    CloudTableClient tableClient = (CloudTableClient)result.AsyncState;

    // End the operation.
    if (tableClient.EndCreateTableIfNotExist(result))
        Console.WriteLine("Table created."); 

For guidance about valid table names, see the "Table Names" section in Understanding the Table Service Data Model.

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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