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CloudStorageAccountStorageClientExtensions.CreateCloudBlobClient Method

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.]

Creates a new Blob service client.

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


public static CloudBlobClient CreateCloudBlobClient (
	CloudStorageAccount account



Type: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.CloudStorageAccount

The storage account.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.CloudBlobClient

A client object that specifies the Blob service endpoint.

The following code example creates client objects for each of the storage services.

static void GetClientObjects()
    //Parse a connection string and return a reference to the storage account.
    CloudStorageAccount storageAccount = CloudStorageAccount.Parse(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["StorageAccountConnectionString"]);

    //Create a client for the Blob service.
    CloudBlobClient blobClient = storageAccount.CreateCloudBlobClient();

    //Create a client for the Queue service.
    CloudQueueClient queueClient = storageAccount.CreateCloudQueueClient();

    //Create a client for the Blob service.
    CloudTableClient tableClient = storageAccount.CreateCloudTableClient();

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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