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GlobalProxySelection.GetEmptyWebProxy Method

Returns an empty proxy instance.

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

public static IWebProxy GetEmptyWebProxy()

Return Value

Type: System.Net.IWebProxy
An IWebProxy that contains no information.

The GetEmptyWebProxy method returns a blank IWebProxy instance to indicate that no proxy is used to access an Internet resource.

The following code example creates a WebRequest instance that does not use a proxy.

using System;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;
namespace Examples.Http
{
    public class TestGlobalProxySelection
    {
        public static void Main()
        {
            // Create a request for the Web page at www.contoso.com.
            WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com");
            // This application doesn't want the proxy to be used so it sets  
            // the global proxy to an empty proxy.
            IWebProxy myProxy = GlobalProxySelection.GetEmptyWebProxy();
            GlobalProxySelection.Select = myProxy;
            // Get the response.
            WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
            // Display the response to the console.
            Stream stream = response.GetResponseStream();
            StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(stream);
            Console.WriteLine(reader.ReadToEnd());
            // Clean up.
            reader.Close();
            stream.Close();
            response.Close();
        }
    }
}

.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

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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