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Using CSVhelper with Dropbox - need a stream

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Using CSVhelper with Dropbox - need a stream

Collaborator | Level 8

Hi. I'm currently wanting to use https://github.com/JoshClose/CsvHelper with a Dropbox CSV file, but it takes a stream. I'm looking around but can't find anything about getting a stream (I've been using DownloadAsync to date to get files, and yet for some reason my searches aren't even bringing up the doco for that for me to refer back to!).

So from the examples, I need to change this line - 

using (var reader = new StreamReader("path\\to\\file.csv"))

to something like -

using (var reader=dropboxClient.Files.SomeDropboxAPIforFileStreams("MyDropboxFile.csv"))

Can you point me in the right direction here for whatever SomeDropboxAPIforFileStreams would be? Or some other way to achieve that?

thanks,

  Donald.

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Re: Using CSVhelper with Dropbox - need a stream

Dropboxer

It sounds like you're referring to using the Dropbox API v2 .NET SDK. The documentation for the DownloadAsync method can be found here

That does offer the ability to access the requested file data as a stream from DownloadAsync. On the resulting IDownloadResponse, use the GetContentAsStreamAsync method.

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Re: Using CSVhelper with Dropbox - need a stream

Dropboxer

It sounds like you're referring to using the Dropbox API v2 .NET SDK. The documentation for the DownloadAsync method can be found here

That does offer the ability to access the requested file data as a stream from DownloadAsync. On the resulting IDownloadResponse, use the GetContentAsStreamAsync method.

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Re: Using CSVhelper with Dropbox - need a stream

Collaborator | Level 8

Thanks Greg. Oddly, I just tried the search again, and this time the doco showed up! Not sure why it wasn't appearing yesterday. Anyway, thanks again.

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