BeginGetReadStream Method

DataServiceContext.BeginGetReadStream Method

Asynchronously gets binary property data for the specified entity as a data stream along with the specified message headers.

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

public IAsyncResult BeginGetReadStream(
	Object entity,
	DataServiceRequestArgs args,
	AsyncCallback callback,
	Object state


Type: System.Object
The entity that has the binary property to retrieve.
Type: System.Data.Services.Client.DataServiceRequestArgs
The instance of the DataServiceRequestArgs class that contains settings for the HTTP request message.
Type: System.AsyncCallback
The delegate to invoke when results are available for client consumption.
Type: System.Object
The user-defined state object that is passed to the callback.

Return Value

Type: System.IAsyncResult
An IAsyncResult object that is used to track the status of the asynchronous operation.


Any of the parameters supplied to the method is null.


The entity is not tracked by this DataServiceContext.


The entity is in the Added state.


The entity is not a Media Link Entry and does not have a binary property.

The BeginGetReadStream method asynchronously requests a data stream that contains the binary property of the requested entity.

In the AtomPub protocol, the entity is a Media Link Entry and the binary property is the associated Media Resource.

No validation is performed on the headers that are set in args. Therefore, do not change an HTTP header in a way that changes the meaning of the request.


Supported in: 5, 4

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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