Has anyone had any success using "output stream" property of the command

I keep getting an error that the property is not part of the command
collection, but I am following examples *exactly* as they appear on MSDN
online - adoCmd.Properties("Output Stream") = myADOStream

(I do have ADO 2.6.)

Or, is there another way to get the XML directly from SQL Server 2000 using
"FOR XML AUTO" without using this property?