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Cookie Class

Provides a set of properties and methods that are used to manage cookies. This class cannot be inherited.

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

'Declaration
<SerializableAttribute> _
Public NotInheritable Class Cookie
'Usage
Dim instance As Cookie

/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
public final class Cookie
SerializableAttribute 
public final class Cookie
Not applicable.

The Cookie class is used by a client application to retrieve information about cookies that are received with HTTP responses. The following cookie formats are supported during parsing of the HTTP response headers: Netscape, RFC 2109, and RFC 2965.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of Cookie, see the various Cookie constructors.

The following example sends a request to a URL and displays the cookies returned in the response.

Imports System.Net
Imports System

' This example is run at the command line.
' Specify one argument: the name of the host to 
' receive the request.
' If the request is sucessful, the example displays the contents of the cookies
' returned by the host.

Public Class CookieExample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main(args() As String)
        If args Is Nothing OrElse args.Length <> 1 Then
            Console.WriteLine("Specify the URL to receive the request.")
            Environment.Exit(1)
        End If
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(args(0)), HttpWebRequest)
        request.CookieContainer = New CookieContainer()
        
        Dim response As HttpWebResponse = CType(request.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)

        
        
        ' Print the properties of each cookie.
        Dim cook As Cookie
        For Each cook In  response.Cookies
            Console.WriteLine("Cookie:")
            Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", cook.Name, cook.Value)
            Console.WriteLine("Domain: {0}", cook.Domain)
            Console.WriteLine("Path: {0}", cook.Path)
            Console.WriteLine("Port: {0}", cook.Port)
            Console.WriteLine("Secure: {0}", cook.Secure)
            
            Console.WriteLine("When issued: {0}", cook.TimeStamp)
            Console.WriteLine("Expires: {0} (expired? {1})", cook.Expires, cook.Expired)
            Console.WriteLine("Don't save: {0}", cook.Discard)
            Console.WriteLine("Comment: {0}", cook.Comment)
            Console.WriteLine("Uri for comments: {0}", cook.CommentUri)
            Console.WriteLine("Version: RFC {0}", IIf(cook.Version = 1, "2109", "2965"))
            
            ' Show the string representation of the cookie.
            Console.WriteLine("String: {0}", cook.ToString())
        Next cook
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'CookieExample 



' Output from this example will be vary depending on the host name specified,
' but will be similar to the following.
'
'Cookie:
'CustomerID = 13xyz
'Domain: .contoso.com
'Path: /
'Port:
'Secure: False
'When issued: 1/14/2003 3:20:57 PM
'Expires: 1/17/2013 11:14:07 AM (expired? False)
'Don't save: False
'Comment: 
'Uri for comments:
'Version: RFC 2965
'String: CustomerID = 13xyz
'


System.Object
  System.Net.Cookie
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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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