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CloudBlob.DownloadText Method ()

Updated: April 24, 2013

[This topic is part of the Microsoft Azure Storage Client Library 1.7, which has been deprecated. See Storage Client Library for the latest version.]

Downloads the blob's contents.

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

Dim instance As CloudBlob
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = instance.DownloadText

public string DownloadText ()

Return Value

Type: System.String

The contents of the blob, as a string.

The following code example downloads the contents of a publicly available blob using an anonymous client.

static void CreateAnonymousClient(String blobEndpoint)
    // Create service client for anonymous access to the Blob service.
    CloudBlobClient publicClient = new CloudBlobClient(blobEndpoint);

    // Get a reference to a blob in a public container.
    CloudBlob publicBlob = publicClient.GetBlobReference("mypubliccontainer/publicBlob.txt");

    // Attempt to download the blob's contents.
    catch (StorageClientException e)
        Console.WriteLine("Error code: ", e.ErrorCode);
        Console.WriteLine("Error message: ", e.Message);

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, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012


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