AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the DescribeStream operation. Describes the specified Kinesis data stream.

The information returned includes the stream name, Amazon Resource Name (ARN), creation time, enhanced metric configuration, and shard map. The shard map is an array of shard objects. For each shard object, there is 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. Every record ingested in the stream is identified by a sequence number, which is assigned when the record is put into the stream.

You can limit the number of shards returned by each call. For more information, see Retrieving Shards from a Stream in the Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Developer Guide.

There are no guarantees about the chronological order shards returned. To process shards in chronological order, use the ID of the parent shard to track the lineage to the oldest shard.

This operation has a limit of 10 transactions per second per account.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


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 in a single call. The default value is 100. If you specify a value greater than 100, at most 100 shards are returned.

Public Property StreamName System.String

Gets and sets the property StreamName.

The name of the stream to describe.

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.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

Supported Versions: 4.6 and above
Supported Platforms: Android, iOS, Standalone