AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 4.5
Container for the parameters to the DescribeStream operation. Describes the specified stream.

The information about the stream includes its current status, its Amazon Resource Name (ARN), and an array of shard objects. For each shard object, there is information about the hash key and sequence number ranges that the shard spans, and the IDs of any earlier shards that played in a role in creating the shard. A sequence number is the identifier associated with every record ingested in the Amazon Kinesis stream. The sequence number is assigned when a record is put into the stream.

You can limit the number of returned shards using the Limit parameter. The number of shards in a stream may be too large to return from a single call to DescribeStream. You can detect this by using the HasMoreShards flag in the returned output. HasMoreShards is set to true when there is more data available.

DescribeStream is a paginated operation. If there are more shards available, you can request them using the shard ID of the last shard returned. Specify this ID in the ExclusiveStartShardId parameter in a subsequent request to DescribeStream.

DescribeStream has a limit of 10 transactions per second per account.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.Kinesis.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public class DescribeStreamRequest : AmazonKinesisRequest

The DescribeStreamRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method DescribeStreamRequest()


Public Property ExclusiveStartShardId System.String Gets and sets the property ExclusiveStartShardId.

The shard ID of the shard to start with.

Public Property Limit System.Int32 Gets and sets the property Limit.

The maximum number of shards to return.

Public Property StreamName System.String Gets and sets the property StreamName.

The name of the stream to describe.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8.1, Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone:
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8