Serialize the HTTP content to a memory stream as an asynchronous operation.
Assembly: System.Net.Http (in System.Net.Http.dll)
This operation will not block. The returned Task(TResult) object will complete after all of the content has been written to the memory stream.
Once the operation completes, the Result property on the returned task object contains the memory stream that that represents the HTTP content. The returned stream can then be used to read the content using various stream APIs.
The method buffers the content to a memory stream. Derived classes can override this behavior if there is a better way to retrieve the content as stream. For example, a byte array or a string could use a more efficient method way such as wrapping a read-only MemoryStream around the bytes or string.)
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.