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PipeStream.ReadMode Property

Gets or sets the reading mode for a PipeStream object.

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

public virtual PipeTransmissionMode ReadMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.IO.Pipes.PipeTransmissionMode
One of the PipeTransmissionMode values that indicates how the PipeStream object reads from the pipe.


The supplied value is not a valid PipeTransmissionMode value.


The supplied value is not a supported PipeTransmissionMode value for this pipe stream.


The handle has not been set.


The pipe is waiting to connect with a named client.


The pipe is broken or an I/O error occurred with a named client.

Anonymous pipes do not support Message mode message transmission.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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