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PipeStream.ReadMode Property

Gets or sets the reading mode for a PipeStream object.

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

public virtual PipeTransmissionMode ReadMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.Pipes.PipeTransmissionMode
One of the PipeTransmissionMode values that indicates how the PipeStream object reads from the pipe.


The supplied value is not a valid PipeTransmissionMode value.


The supplied value is not a supported PipeTransmissionMode value for this pipe stream.


The handle has not been set.


The pipe is waiting to connect with a named client.


The pipe is broken or an I/O error occurred with a named client.

Anonymous pipes do not support Message mode message transmission.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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