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HttpListenerRequest.KeepAlive Property

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

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the client requests a persistent connection.

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

public bool KeepAlive { get; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_KeepAlive ()

public function get KeepAlive () : boolean

Property Value

true if the connection should be kept open; otherwise, false.

If an HTTP client and server expect to exchange data multiple times in a short time period, a persistent connection speeds up their communications by allowing them to avoid the overhead required to open and close a TCP connection for each message. For clients using HTTP/1.1, the default value for this property is true.

The following code example demonstrates using this property.

public static void ShowRequestProperties2 (HttpListenerRequest request)
{
    Console.WriteLine("KeepAlive: {0}", request.KeepAlive);
    Console.WriteLine("Local end point: {0}", request.LocalEndPoint.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Remote end point: {0}", request.RemoteEndPoint.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Is local? {0}", request.IsLocal);
    Console.WriteLine("HTTP method: {0}", request.HttpMethod);
    Console.WriteLine("Protocol version: {0}", request.ProtocolVersion);
    Console.WriteLine("Is authenticated: {0}", request.IsAuthenticated);
    Console.WriteLine("Is secure: {0}", request.IsSecureConnection);

}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center 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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