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PipeStream Class

Exposes a Stream object around a pipe, which supports both anonymous and named pipes.

Namespace:  System.IO.Pipes
Assembly:  System.Core (in System.Core.dll)

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
[HostProtectionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, MayLeakOnAbort = true)]
public abstract class PipeStream : Stream


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: MayLeakOnAbort. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.

The PipeStream class provides the base class for named and anonymous pipes operations in the .NET Framework. Use the NamedPipeServerStream and NamedPipeClientStream classes for named pipe operations. Use the AnonymousPipeServerStream and AnonymousPipeClientStream classes for anonymous pipe operations.

For more information about pipes, see Pipes. For an example of anonymous pipes, see How to: Use Anonymous Pipes to Communicate Between Local Processes. For an example of named pipes, see How to: Use Named Pipes to Communicate Between Processes over a Network.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5