Updated: April 24, 2011
Returns a reference to a CloudBlobContainer object with the specified address. Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.dll)
The name of the container, or an absolute URI to the container.
Return ValueType: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient.CloudBlobContainerA reference to a container.
The GetContainerReference method returns a reference to the named container, but it does not indicate whether the container exists, as it does not make a round-trip to the service. If you need to ascertain the existence of the container, call a method such as FetchAttributes, and handle the resulting StorageClientException in the event the blob does not exist. The FetchAttributes method executes a HEAD request to populate the properties and metadata of the blob and as such is a lightweight option for determining whether the blob exists.
|When you specify a container name in the parameter, you must be aware of the character limitations related to container names. For more information, see Naming and Referencing Containers, Blobs, and Metadata.|
Development PlatformsWindows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008