System.IO.Pipes.PipeStream Class

Exposes a System.IO.Stream object around a pipe, which supports both anonymous and named pipes.

See Also: PipeStream Members


public abstract class PipeStream : System.IO.Stream


The System.IO.Pipes.PipeStream class provides the base class for named and anonymous pipes operations in the .NET Framework. Use the System.IO.Pipes.NamedPipeServerStream and System.IO.Pipes.NamedPipeClientStream classes for named pipe operations. Use the System.IO.Pipes.AnonymousPipeServerStream and System.IO.Pipes.AnonymousPipeClientStream classes for anonymous pipe operations.

For more information about pipes, see Pipes. For an example of anonymous pipes, see How to: Use Anonymous Pipes to Communicate Between Local Processes. For an example of named pipes, see How to: Use Named Pipes to Communicate Between Processes over a Network.


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