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HttpServerUtility.Transfer Method (String, Boolean)

Terminates execution of the current page and starts execution of a new page by using the specified URL path of the page. Specifies whether to clear the QueryString and Form collections.

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

public void Transfer(
	string path,
	bool preserveForm
)

Parameters

path
Type: System.String

The URL path of the new page on the server to execute.

preserveForm
Type: System.Boolean

true to preserve the QueryString and Form collections; false to clear the QueryString and Form collections.

ExceptionCondition
ApplicationException

The current page request is a callback.

The page transferred to should be another .aspx page. For instance, a transfer to an .asp or .asmx page is not valid.

Transfer calls End, which throws a ThreadAbortException exception upon completion.

If you set the preserveForm parameter to true, the target page will be able to access the view state of the previous page by using the PreviousPage property.

For security purposes, you should keep the enableViewStateMac attribute set to true. ASP.NET does not verify that the current user is authorized to view the resource delivered by the Transfer method. Although the ASP.NET authorization and authentication logic runs before the original resource handler is called, ASP.NET directly calls the handler indicated by the Transfer method and does not rerun authentication and authorization logic for the new resource. If your application's security policy requires clients to have appropriate authorization to access the resource, the application should force reauthorization or provide a custom access-control mechanism.

You can force reauthorization by using the Redirect method instead of the Transfer method. The Redirect method performs a client-side redirect in which the browser requests the new resource. Because this redirect is a new request entering the system, it is subjected to all the authentication and authorization logic of both Internet Information Services (IIS) and ASP.NET security policy.

You can verify that the user has permission to view the resource by incorporating a custom authorization method that uses the IsInRole method before the application calls the Transfer method.

The following example executes a new page in the same directory as the current page.

Server.Transfer("Logon.aspx", true);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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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