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HttpListener.Stop Method

Causes this instance to stop receiving incoming requests.

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

public function Stop()

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

This object has been closed.

If this instance is already stopped, calling this method has no effect.

After you have stopped an HttpListener object, you can use the Start method to restart it.

Notes to Callers:

This member outputs trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing.

The following code example demonstrates using the Stop method to stop processing incoming requests.

public static void NonblockingListener(string [] prefixes)
{
    HttpListener listener = new HttpListener();
    foreach (string s in prefixes)
    {
        listener.Prefixes.Add(s);
    }
    listener.Start();
    IAsyncResult result = listener.BeginGetContext(new AsyncCallback(ListenerCallback),listener);
    // Applications can do some work here while waiting for the  
    // request. If no work can be done until you have processed a request, 
    // use a wait handle to prevent this thread from terminating 
    // while the asynchronous operation completes.
    Console.WriteLine("Waiting for request to be processed asyncronously.");
    result.AsyncWaitHandle.WaitOne();
    Console.WriteLine("Request processed asyncronously.");
    listener.Close();
}

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

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

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