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HttpClient.GetStreamAsync Method (String)

Sends a GET request to the specified Uri and returns the response body as a stream in an asynchronous operation.

Namespace:  System.Net.Http
Assembly:  System.Net.Http (in System.Net.Http.dll)

'Declaration
Public Function GetStreamAsync ( _
	requestUri As String _
) As Task(Of Stream)
'Usage
Dim instance As HttpClient 
Dim requestUri As String 
Dim returnValue As Task(Of Stream)

returnValue = instance.GetStreamAsync(requestUri)

Parameters

requestUri
Type: System.String
The Uri the request is sent to.

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks.Task(Of Stream)
The task object representing the asynchronous operation.

This operation will not block. The returned task object will complete after the whole response body is read. This method does not buffer the stream.

For a complete example of using the HttpClient class, see Calling a Web API From a .NET Client

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