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DataServiceContext.GetReadStream Method (Object)

Gets the binary data stream that belongs to the specified entity.

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

public DataServiceStreamResponse GetReadStream(
	Object entity


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

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Services.Client.DataServiceStreamResponse
An instance of DataServiceStreamResponse that represents the response.


The entity 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 related binary stream.

The GetReadStream method synchronously requests the binary data stream that belongs to the requested entity.

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

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