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DataServiceContext.GetReadStream Method (Object)

Gets the binary data stream that belongs to the specified entity.

Not supported by the WCF Data Services 5.0 client for Silverlight.

Namespace:  System.Data.Services.Client
Assembly:  Microsoft.Data.Services.Client (in Microsoft.Data.Services.Client.dll)

public DataServiceStreamResponse GetReadStream(
	Object entity
)

Parameters

entity
Type: System.Object
The entity that has the binary stream to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Services.Client.DataServiceStreamResponse
An instance of DataServiceStreamResponse that represents the response.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The entity is null.

ArgumentException

The entity is not tracked by this DataServiceContext.

-or-

The entity is in the Added state.

-or-

The entity is not a Media Link Entry and does not have a related binary stream.

The GetReadStream method synchronously requests the binary data stream that belongs to the requested entity.

In the AtomPub protocol, the entity is a Media Link Entry and the binary stream is the associated Media Resource.

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