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FileWebRequest.GetRequestStream Method

Returns a Stream object for writing data to the file system resource.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public override Stream GetRequestStream()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Stream
A Stream for writing data to the file system resource.


The request times out.

The GetRequestStream method provides synchronous access to the Stream. For asynchronous access, use the BeginGetRequestStream and EndGetRequestStream methods.

The following code example uses the GetRequestStream method to obtain a stream instance used to write to the file. Refer to the complete example in the FileWebRequest class.

                // Enter the string to write to the file.
                Console.WriteLine ("Enter the string you want to write:");

                string userInput = Console.ReadLine ();

                // Convert the string to a byte array.
                ASCIIEncoding encoder = new ASCIIEncoding ();
                byte[] byteArray = encoder.GetBytes (userInput);

                // Set the ContentLength property.
                myFileWebRequest.ContentLength = byteArray.Length;

                string contentLength = myFileWebRequest.ContentLength.ToString ();

                Console.WriteLine ("\nThe content length is {0}.", contentLength);

                // Get the file stream handler to write to the file.
                Stream readStream = myFileWebRequest.GetRequestStream ();

                // Write to the file stream. 
                // Note.  For this to work, the file must be accessible
                // on the network. This can be accomplished by setting the property
                // sharing of the folder containg the file. 
                // FileWebRequest.Credentials property cannot be used for this purpose.
                readStream.Write (byteArray, 0, userInput.Length);
                Console.WriteLine ("\nThe String you entered was successfully written to the file.");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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