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NamedPipeClientStream Constructor (String, String, PipeDirection, PipeOptions)

Initializes a new instance of the NamedPipeClientStream class with the specified pipe and server names, and the specified pipe direction and pipe options.

Namespace:  System.IO.Pipes
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

public NamedPipeClientStream(
	string serverName,
	string pipeName,
	PipeDirection direction,
	PipeOptions options


Type: System.String

The name of the remote computer to connect to, or "." to specify the local computer.

Type: System.String

The name of the pipe.

Type: System.IO.Pipes.PipeDirection

One of the enumeration values that determines the direction of the pipe.

Type: System.IO.Pipes.PipeOptions

One of the enumeration values that determines how to open or create the pipe.


pipeName or serverName is null.


pipeName or serverName is a zero-length string.


pipeName is set to "anonymous".


direction is not a valid PipeDirection value.


options is not a valid PipeOptions value.

This constructor uses the following default values:

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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    for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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