AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Returns a stream from which the caller can read the content from the specified Amazon S3 bucket and key. The caller of this method is responsible for closing the stream.


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

Namespace: Amazon.S3.Transfer
Assembly: AWSSDK.S3.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual Stream OpenStream(
         String bucketName,
         String key
Type: System.String

The name of the bucket.

Type: System.String

The object key.

Return Value
Type: Stream
A stream of the contents from the specified Amazon S3 and key.

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