AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes a task definition. You can specify a family and revision to find information about a specific task definition, or you can simply specify the family to find the latest ACTIVE revision in that family.

You can only describe INACTIVE task definitions while an active task or service references them.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeTaskDefinitionAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.ECS
Assembly: AWSSDK.ECS.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract DescribeTaskDefinitionResponse DescribeTaskDefinition(
         DescribeTaskDefinitionRequest request
Type: Amazon.ECS.Model.DescribeTaskDefinitionRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeTaskDefinition service method.

Return Value
The response from the DescribeTaskDefinition service method, as returned by ECS.


ClientException These errors are usually caused by a client action, such as using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource, or specifying an identifier that is not valid.
InvalidParameterException The specified parameter is invalid. Review the available parameters for the API request.
ServerException These errors are usually caused by a server issue.


This example provides a description of the specified task definition.

To describe a task definition

var response = client.DescribeTaskDefinition(new DescribeTaskDefinitionRequest 
    TaskDefinition = "hello_world:8"

TaskDefinition taskDefinition = response.TaskDefinition;


Version Information

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

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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