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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();
        }
    }
}
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::IO;

int main()
{
    // Create a request for the Web page at www.contoso.com.
    WebRequest* request = WebRequest::Create(S"http://www.contoso.com");

    // This application doesn't want they proxy to be used so it sets
    // the global proxy to an empy 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();

    return 0;
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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