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WebRequest.Credentials Property

When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the network credentials used for authenticating the request with the Internet resource.

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

public virtual ICredentials Credentials { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.ICredentials
An ICredentials containing the authentication credentials associated with the request. The default is null.

ExceptionCondition
NotImplementedException

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The Credentials property contains the authentication credentials required to access the Internet resource.

NoteNote:

The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of a WebRequest instance at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the HttpWebRequest descendant class.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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