Create Blob in
In this article we are trying to create the blob in the real
storage account we created. As we are
aware of the basics of blob and related classes in Windows Azure this article
is emphasizing on the storage account related activities.
The core classes involved in Winows Azure blob activities
Connecting to the
For connecting to the storage account, we need the correct Account Name and Key.
For obtaining the account name do the following:
in to Windows Azure Portal
the Hosted Services group from left pane
the Storage Accounts from left pane
the account we created previously
the right pane you can get the Name
of the account
For obtaining the key do the following:
on the View button of Primary
the appearing dialog click the copy
button and you are ready with the key
Note In the above
dialog we can see Primary access key and
Secondary access key. Both can be used for the account
authentication purpose. The secondary
access key is used for making the application available during change in
primary access key. You can read about
Modify the Account
We have to modify the account specification code as given
accountAndKey = new StorageCredentialsAccountAndKey("account", "primarykey");
CloudStorageAccount account =
new CloudStorageAccount(accountAndKey, true);
Use your account name and the key in the account and primarykey texts.
Now the code is ready for connecting to the online storage
Execute the Code
Now you can execute the code and view the result in browser
as shown below.
If you can see the file name you have uploaded, then the
online connection to storage account is success.
Using the Server
Explorer for viewing Blobs
Visual Studio provides a convenient way to see the blobs we
have uploaded. For viewing them use the View > Server Explorer command.
In the above dialog, right click on Windows Azure Storage tree item.
In the above dialong, click on the Add New Storage Account menu item.
Specify the account credentials in the appearing dialog.
Click the Ok button
A new tree item with your Account Name will be created and expanding that you can access your
blob and container. Click on the
container and a new view is opened showing the list of files in the container.
In the above window you can see the File.txt blob item you have created. This confirms the creation of blob in online
In this article we have seen how to connect to the online
storage account and create blobs. The
Server Explorer helps in viewing the blobs created.