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AnonymousPipeServerStream.TransmissionMode Property

Gets the pipe transmission mode that is supported by the current pipe.

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

public override PipeTransmissionMode TransmissionMode { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.Pipes.PipeTransmissionMode
The PipeTransmissionMode that is supported by the current pipe.

Anonymous pipes do not support Message read mode.

The following example demonstrates a way to send a string from a parent process to a child process by using anonymous pipes. In this example, an AnonymousPipeServerStream object is created in a parent process and the TransmissionMode property is displayed to the console.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.IO.Pipes;
using System.Diagnostics;

class PipeServer
    static void Main()
        Process pipeClient = new Process();

        pipeClient.StartInfo.FileName = "pipeClient.exe";

        using (AnonymousPipeServerStream pipeServer =
            new AnonymousPipeServerStream(PipeDirection.Out,
            // Show that anonymous pipes do not support Message mode. 
                Console.WriteLine("[SERVER] Setting ReadMode to \"Message\".");
                pipeServer.ReadMode = PipeTransmissionMode.Message;
            catch (NotSupportedException e)
                Console.WriteLine("[SERVER] Exception:\n    {0}", e.Message);

            Console.WriteLine("[SERVER] Current TransmissionMode: {0}.",

            // Pass the client process a handle to the server.
            pipeClient.StartInfo.Arguments =
            pipeClient.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;


                // Read user input and send that to the client process. 
                using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(pipeServer))
                    sw.AutoFlush = true;
                    // Send a 'sync message' and wait for client to receive it.
                    // Send the console input to the client process.
                    Console.Write("[SERVER] Enter text: ");
            // Catch the IOException that is raised if the pipe is broken 
            // or disconnected. 
            catch (IOException e)
                Console.WriteLine("[SERVER] Error: {0}", e.Message);

        Console.WriteLine("[SERVER] Client quit. Server terminating.");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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