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HttpWebResponse.StatusDescription Property

Gets the status description returned with the response.

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

public string StatusDescription { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_StatusDescription ()

public function get StatusDescription () : String

Property Value

A string that describes the status of the response.
Exception typeCondition

ObjectDisposedException

The current instance has been disposed.

A common status message is OK.

The following example uses StatusDescription to verify that the status of the HttpWebResponse is OK.

public static void GetPage(String url) 
{
    try 
       {    
            // Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL. 
            HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
            // Sends the HttpWebRequest and waits for a response.
            HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
            if (myHttpWebResponse.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
               Console.WriteLine("\r\nResponse Status Code is OK and StatusDescription is: {0}",
                                    myHttpWebResponse.StatusDescription);
            // Releases the resources of the response.
            myHttpWebResponse.Close(); 
        
        } 
    catch(WebException e) 
       {
            Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException Raised. The following error occured : {0}",e.Status); 
       }
    catch(Exception e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",e.Message);
    }
}

public static void GetPage(String url)
{
    try {
        // Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL. 
        HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)
            WebRequest.Create(url);
        // Sends the HttpWebRequest and waits for a response.
        HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)
            myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse();

        if (myHttpWebResponse.get_StatusCode().Equals(HttpStatusCode.OK)) {
            Console.WriteLine("\r\nResponse Status Code is OK and "
                + "StatusDescription is: {0}", 
                myHttpWebResponse.get_StatusDescription());
        }
        // Releases the resources of the response.
        myHttpWebResponse.Close();
    }
    catch (WebException e) {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException Raised. The "
            + "following error occured : {0}", e.get_Status());
    }
    catch (System.Exception e) {
        Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",
            e.get_Message());
    }
} //GetPage

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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