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FileWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream Method

Begins an asynchronous request for a Stream object to use to write data.

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

public override function BeginGetRequestStream(
	callback : AsyncCallback, 
	state : Object
) : IAsyncResult


Type: System.AsyncCallback

The AsyncCallback delegate.

Type: System.Object

An object that contains state information for this request.

Return Value

Type: System.IAsyncResult
An IAsyncResult that references the asynchronous request.


The Method property is GET and the application writes to the stream.


The stream is being used by a previous call to BeginGetRequestStream.


No write stream is available.


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: ExternalThreading. 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 BeginGetRequestStream method starts an asynchronous request for a stream used to send data to a file system resource. The callback method that implements the AsyncCallback delegate uses the EndGetRequestStream method to return the request stream.

The following code example uses BeginGetRequestStream to make an asynchronous request for a Stream object.

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public __gc class RequestDeclare {
   FileWebRequest*  myFileWebRequest;
   String*  userinput;

   RequestDeclare() {
      myFileWebRequest = 0;

__gc class FileWebRequest_reqbeginend
   static ManualResetEvent * allDone = new ManualResetEvent(false);

   static void ReadCallback(IAsyncResult* ar) {
      try {
         // State of the request is asynchronous.
         RequestDeclare* requestDeclare = dynamic_cast<RequestDeclare*> (ar->AsyncState);
         FileWebRequest* myFileWebRequest=requestDeclare->myFileWebRequest;
         String*  sendToFile = requestDeclare->userinput;

         // End the Asynchronus request by calling the 'EndGetRequestStream()' method.
         Stream* readStream=myFileWebRequest->EndGetRequestStream(ar);

         // Convert the String* into Byte array.

         ASCIIEncoding* encoder = new ASCIIEncoding();
         Byte byteArray[] = encoder->GetBytes(sendToFile);

         // Write to the stream.
         readStream->Write(byteArray, 0, sendToFile->Length);

         Console::WriteLine(S"\nThe String you entered was successfully written into the file.");
         Console::WriteLine(S"\nPress Enter to continue.");

      } catch (ApplicationException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"ApplicationException is : {0}", e->Message);

int main() {
   String* args[] = Environment::GetCommandLineArgs();
   if (args->Length < 2) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"\nPlease enter the file name as command line parameter:");
      Console::WriteLine(S"Usage:FileWebRequest_reqbeginend <systemname>/<sharedfoldername>/<filename>\n");
      Console::WriteLine(S"Example:FileWebRequest_reqbeginend shafeeque/shaf/hello.txt");
   } else {
      try {

         // Place a webrequest.
         WebRequest* myWebRequest= WebRequest::Create(String::Concat(S"file://", args[1]));

         // Create an instance of the 'RequestDeclare' and associate the 'myWebRequest' to it.
         RequestDeclare* requestDeclare = new RequestDeclare();
         requestDeclare->myFileWebRequest = dynamic_cast<FileWebRequest*>(myWebRequest);
         // Set the 'Method' property of 'FileWebRequest' Object* to 'POST' method.
         Console::WriteLine(S"Enter the String* you want to write into the file:");
         requestDeclare->userinput = Console::ReadLine();

         // Begin the Asynchronous request for getting file content using 'BeginGetRequestStream()' method .
         IAsyncResult* r = dynamic_cast<IAsyncResult*>
            (requestDeclare->myFileWebRequest->BeginGetRequestStream(new AsyncCallback(0, 
            &FileWebRequest_reqbeginend::ReadCallback), requestDeclare));

      } catch (ProtocolViolationException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"ProtocolViolationException is : {0}", e->Message);
      } catch (InvalidOperationException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"InvalidOperationException is : {0}", e->Message);
      } catch (UriFormatException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"UriFormatExceptionException is : {0}", e->Message);

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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, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0