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WebRequest.GetSystemWebProxy Method

Returns a proxy configured with the Internet Explorer settings of the currently impersonated user.

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

public static IWebProxy GetSystemWebProxy()

Return Value

Type: System.Net.IWebProxy
An IWebProxy used by every call to instances of WebRequest.

GetSystemWebProxy method reads the current user's Internet Explorer (IE) proxy settings. This process includes the IE options to automatically detect proxy settings, use an automatic configuration script, manual proxy server settings, and advanced manual proxy server settings.

If your application is impersonating several users, you can use the GetSystemWebProxy method to retrieve a proxy for each impersonated user.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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