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CloudStorageAccount.Parse Method

Updated: September 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.]

Parses a connection string and returns a CloudStorageAccount created from the connection string.

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

public static CloudStorageAccount Parse (
	string value



Type: System.String

A valid connection string.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.CloudStorageAccount

A CloudStorageAccount object constructed from the values provided in the connection string.

The following code example parses a connection string and returns a CloudStorageAccount object, then lists account, credential, and endpoint information.

static void ParseCloudStorageAccountFromConnectionString()
    CloudStorageAccount storageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.Parse(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["StorageAccountConnectionString"]);

    Console.WriteLine("Connection string: {0}", storageAccount.ToString(true));
    Console.WriteLine("Account name: {0}", storageAccount.Credentials.AccountName);
    Console.WriteLine("Account key: {0}", ((StorageCredentialsAccountAndKey)storageAccount.Credentials).Credentials.ExportBase64EncodedKey());
    Console.WriteLine("Blob endpoint: {0}", storageAccount.BlobEndpoint);
    Console.WriteLine("Queue endpoint: {0}", storageAccount.QueueEndpoint);
    Console.WriteLine("Table endpoint: {0}", storageAccount.TableEndpoint);

Exception typeCondition

Thrown if value is null or empty.


Thrown if value is not a valid connection string.


Thrown if value cannot be parsed.

The Parse method parses a connection string and returns a reference to a CloudStorageAccount object. For details on working with connection strings, see How to Configure Connection Strings.

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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