Exposes a System.IO.Stream around a named pipe, supporting both synchronous and asynchronous read and write operations.
See Also: NamedPipeServerStream Members
Named pipes provide one-way or duplex pipes for communication between a pipe server and one or more pipe clients. Named pipes can be used for interprocess communication locally or over a network. A single pipe name can be shared by multiple System.IO.Pipes.NamedPipeClientStream objects.
Any process can act as either a named pipe server or client, or both.
For winxppro and win2kserver, a maximum of 10 pipes can simultaneously connect over the network.