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HttpListenerResponse.SetCookie Method

Adds or updates a Cookie in the collection of cookies sent with this response.

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

public function SetCookie(
	cookie : Cookie
)

Parameters

cookie
Type: System.Net.Cookie

A Cookie for this response.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

cookie is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

The cookie already exists in the collection and could not be replaced.

Two cookies are considered the same if the values of their Name, Domain, and Path properties are the same. If these three pieces of information are the same, the method attempts to update the cookie. The name and domain comparisons are not case sensitive, but the path comparison is case sensitive.

The following code example demonstrates calling this method.

// This example requires the System and System.Net namespaces. 
public static void SimpleCookieExample(string[] prefixes)
{
    // Create a listener.
    HttpListener listener = new HttpListener();
    // Add the prefixes. 
    foreach (string s in prefixes)
    {
        listener.Prefixes.Add(s);
    }
    listener.Start();
    Console.WriteLine("Listening...");
    // Note: The GetContext method blocks while waiting for a request. 
    HttpListenerContext context = listener.GetContext();
    HttpListenerRequest request = context.Request;

    // This application sends a cookie to the client marking the time  
    // they visited. 
    Cookie timeStampCookie = new Cookie("VisitDate", DateTime.Now.ToString());
    // Obtain a response object.
    HttpListenerResponse response = context.Response;
    // Add the cookie to the response.
    response.SetCookie(timeStampCookie);
    // Construct a response.
    string responseString = "<HTML><BODY> Hello world!</BODY></HTML>";
    response.ContentEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
    byte[] buffer = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(responseString);
    // Send the response.
    response.Close(buffer, true);
    listener.Stop();
}

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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