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CloudBlob.DownloadToStream Method (Stream)

Updated: April 24, 2013

[This topic is part of the Windows Azure Storage Client Library 1.7, which has been deprecated. The current recommended version is Storage Client Library 3.0.]

Downloads the contents of a blob to a stream.

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

public:
void DownloadToStream (
	Stream^ target
)

Parameters

target

Type: System.IO.Stream

The target stream.

The following code example appends the contents of a text blob to a local text file.

static void AppendTextBlobToFile(Uri blobEndpoint, string accountName, string accountKey)
{
    // Create service client for credentialed access to the Blob service.
    CloudBlobClient blobClient = 
        new CloudBlobClient(blobEndpoint, new StorageCredentialsAccountAndKey(accountName, accountKey));

    // Get a reference to a blob.
    CloudBlob blob = blobClient.GetBlobReference("mycontainer/myblob.txt");

    // Download the blob to a file stream.
    FileStream stream = new FileStream("C:\\appendtofile.txt", FileMode.Append);
    blob.DownloadToStream(stream);
}


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 and Windows Server 2008

Target Platforms

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