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WebClient.GetWebRequest Method

Returns a WebRequest object for the specified resource.

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

protected virtual WebRequest GetWebRequest(
	Uri address
)

Parameters

address
Type: System.Uri
A Uri that identifies the resource to request.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.WebRequest
A new WebRequest object for the specified resource.

This method copies the existing Headers, Credentials, and method to the newly created WebRequest object.

This method can be called only by classes that inherit from WebClient. It is provided to give inheritors access to the underlying WebRequest object. Derived classes should call the base class implementation of GetWebRequest to ensure the method works as expected.

The following code example shows an implementation of this method that can be customized by a class derived from WebClient.


protected override WebRequest GetWebRequest (Uri address)
{
    WebRequest request = (WebRequest) base.GetWebRequest (address);

    // Perform any customizations on the request.
    // This version of WebClient always preauthenticates.
    request.PreAuthenticate = true;
    return request;
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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