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AnonymousPipeServerStream Constructor (PipeDirection)

Initializes a new instance of the AnonymousPipeServerStream class with the specified pipe direction.

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

public AnonymousPipeServerStream(
	PipeDirection direction


Type: System.IO.Pipes.PipeDirection

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

Anonymous pipes can only be in one direction, so direction cannot be set to InOut.


direction is set to InOut.

A PipeDirection value of InOut is not supported because anonymous pipes are defined to be one-way.

This constructor creates an AnonymousPipeServerStream object that has the default buffer size, no pipe security, and a HandleInheritability value of None.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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