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FtpWebResponse.StatusDescription Property

Gets text that describes a status code sent from the FTP server.

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

public string StatusDescription { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String instance that contains the status code and message returned with this response.

The text returned by the StatusDescription property includes the 3-digit StatusCode property value. When downloading data, the value of StatusDescription changes as status codes are returned by the FTP server. After you call the GetResponse method, StatusDescription contains an intermediate status code. When you call the Close method, StatusDescription contains the final status.

The following code example sends a request to delete a file on an FTP server and displays the status message from the server's response to the request.


public static bool DeleteFileOnServer(Uri serverUri)
{
    // The serverUri parameter should use the ftp:// scheme.
    // It contains the name of the server file that is to be deleted.
    // Example: ftp://contoso.com/someFile.txt.
    // 

    if (serverUri.Scheme != Uri.UriSchemeFtp)
    {
        return false;
    }
    // Get the object used to communicate with the server.
    FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(serverUri);
    request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DeleteFile;

    FtpWebResponse response = (FtpWebResponse) request.GetResponse();
    Console.WriteLine("Delete status: {0}",response.StatusDescription);  
    response.Close();
    return true;
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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