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DataServiceContext.GetReadStreamUri Method

Gets the URI that is used to return binary property data as a data stream.

Namespace:  System.Data.Services.Client
Assembly:  System.Data.Services.Client (in System.Data.Services.Client.dll)

public Uri GetReadStreamUri(
	Object entity


Type: System.Object
The entity that has the binary property to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Uri
The read URI of the binary data stream.


If the entity specified is null.


The entity is not tracked by this DataServiceContext.

When the specified entity is a Media Link Entry, the GetReadStreamUri method returns a URI that is used to access the content of the Media Resource.

This URI is only used to in a GET request to read the content of a Media Resource. It may not respond to POST, PUT, or DELETE requests.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.