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HttpRequestCachePolicy Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Defines an application's caching requirements for resources obtained by using HttpWebRequest objects.

Namespace: System.Net.Cache
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public class HttpRequestCachePolicy : RequestCachePolicy
public class HttpRequestCachePolicy extends RequestCachePolicy
public class HttpRequestCachePolicy extends RequestCachePolicy

You can specify a default cache policy for your application by using the DefaultCachePolicy property or the application or machine configuration files. For more information, see requestCaching Element (Network Settings).

You can specify the cache policy for an individual request by using the CachePolicy property.

Caching for Web services is not supported.

The following code example creates a default cache policy for the application domain, and overrides it for a request.

// The following method demonstrates overriding the
// caching policy for a request.
public static WebResponse GetResponseNoCache(Uri uri)
{
    // Set a default policy level for the "http:" and "https" schemes.
    HttpRequestCachePolicy policy = new HttpRequestCachePolicy(HttpRequestCacheLevel.Default);
    HttpWebRequest.DefaultCachePolicy = policy;
    // Create the request.
    WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(uri);
    // Define a cache policy for this request only. 
    HttpRequestCachePolicy noCachePolicy = new HttpRequestCachePolicy(HttpRequestCacheLevel.NoCacheNoStore);
    request.CachePolicy = noCachePolicy;
    WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
    Console.WriteLine("IsFromCache? {0}", response.IsFromCache);            
    return response;
}

System.Object
   System.Net.Cache.RequestCachePolicy
    System.Net.Cache.HttpRequestCachePolicy

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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