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WebException Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the WebException class.

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

public WebException()

The default constructor initializes a new instance of the WebException class. The Message property is initialized to a system-supplied message that describes the error. This message takes into account the current system culture. The InnerException and Response properties are initialized to null. The Status property is initialized to RequestCanceled.

The following example throws a default WebException.


	      try   
	      {
		      // A 'Socket' object has been created.
		      Socket httpSocket = new Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);

		      // The IPaddress of the unknown uri is resolved using the 'Dns.Resolve' method. 
		      
		      IPHostEntry hostEntry = Dns.Resolve("http://www.contoso.com");

		      IPAddress serverAddress = hostEntry.AddressList[0];
		      IPEndPoint endPoint = new IPEndPoint(serverAddress, 80);
		      httpSocket.Connect(endPoint);
		      Console.WriteLine("Connection created successfully");
		      httpSocket.Close();
		   }
         catch(SocketException e)
		   {
   		   String exp = e.Message;	
	   	   // Throw the WebException with no parameters. 
		      throw new WebException();
		   }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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