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HttpWebRequest.Abort Method

Cancels a request to an Internet resource.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public override void Abort()

The Abort method cancels a request to a resource. After a request is canceled, calling the GetResponse, BeginGetResponse, EndGetResponse, GetRequestStream, BeginGetRequestStream, or EndGetRequestStream method causes a WebException with the Status property set to RequestCanceled.

The Abort method will synchronously execute the callback specified to the BeginGetRequestStream or BeginGetResponse methods if the Abort method is called while either of these operations are outstanding. This can lead to potential deadlock issues.

NoteNote

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

In the case of asynchronous requests, it is the responsibility of the client application to implement its own time-out mechanism. The following code example shows how to do this.

using System;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading;


public class RequestState
{
  // This class stores the State of the request. 
  const int BUFFER_SIZE = 1024;
  public StringBuilder requestData;
  public byte[] BufferRead;
  public HttpWebRequest request;
  public HttpWebResponse response;
  public Stream streamResponse;
  public RequestState()
  {
    BufferRead = new byte[BUFFER_SIZE];
    requestData = new StringBuilder("");
    request = null;
    streamResponse = null;
  }
}

class HttpWebRequest_BeginGetResponse
{
  public static ManualResetEvent allDone= new ManualResetEvent(false);
  const int BUFFER_SIZE = 1024;
  const int DefaultTimeout = 2 * 60 * 1000; // 2 minutes timeout 

  // Abort the request if the timer fires. 
  private static void TimeoutCallback(object state, bool timedOut) { 
      if (timedOut) {
          HttpWebRequest request = state as HttpWebRequest;
          if (request != null) {
              request.Abort();
          }
      }
  }

  static void Main()
  {  

    try
    {
      // Create a HttpWebrequest object to the desired URL. 
      HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest= (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com");


  /**
    * If you are behind a firewall and you do not have your browser proxy setup
    * you need to use the following proxy creation code.

      // Create a proxy object.
      WebProxy myProxy = new WebProxy();

      // Associate a new Uri object to the _wProxy object, using the proxy address
      // selected by the user.
      myProxy.Address = new Uri("http://myproxy");


      // Finally, initialize the Web request object proxy property with the _wProxy
      // object.
      myHttpWebRequest.Proxy=myProxy;
    ***/ 

      // Create an instance of the RequestState and assign the previous myHttpWebRequest 
      // object to its request field.  
      RequestState myRequestState = new RequestState();  
      myRequestState.request = myHttpWebRequest;


      // Start the asynchronous request.
      IAsyncResult result=
        (IAsyncResult) myHttpWebRequest.BeginGetResponse(new AsyncCallback(RespCallback),myRequestState);

      // this line implements the timeout, if there is a timeout, the callback fires and the request becomes aborted
      ThreadPool.RegisterWaitForSingleObject (result.AsyncWaitHandle, new WaitOrTimerCallback(TimeoutCallback), myHttpWebRequest, DefaultTimeout, true);

      // The response came in the allowed time. The work processing will happen in the  
      // callback function.
      allDone.WaitOne();

      // Release the HttpWebResponse resource.
      myRequestState.response.Close();
    }
    catch(WebException e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("\nMain Exception raised!");
      Console.WriteLine("\nMessage:{0}",e.Message);
      Console.WriteLine("\nStatus:{0}",e.Status);
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue..........");
    }
    catch(Exception e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("\nMain Exception raised!");
      Console.WriteLine("Source :{0} " , e.Source);
      Console.WriteLine("Message :{0} " , e.Message);
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue..........");
      Console.Read();
    }
  }
  private static void RespCallback(IAsyncResult asynchronousResult)
  {  
    try
    {
      // State of request is asynchronous.
      RequestState myRequestState=(RequestState) asynchronousResult.AsyncState;
      HttpWebRequest  myHttpWebRequest=myRequestState.request;
      myRequestState.response = (HttpWebResponse) myHttpWebRequest.EndGetResponse(asynchronousResult);

      // Read the response into a Stream object.
      Stream responseStream = myRequestState.response.GetResponseStream();
      myRequestState.streamResponse=responseStream;

      // Begin the Reading of the contents of the HTML page and print it to the console.
      IAsyncResult asynchronousInputRead = responseStream.BeginRead(myRequestState.BufferRead, 0, BUFFER_SIZE, new AsyncCallback(ReadCallBack), myRequestState);
      return;
    }
    catch(WebException e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("\nRespCallback Exception raised!");
      Console.WriteLine("\nMessage:{0}",e.Message);
      Console.WriteLine("\nStatus:{0}",e.Status);
    }
    allDone.Set();
  }
  private static   void ReadCallBack(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
  {
    try
    {

    RequestState myRequestState = (RequestState)asyncResult.AsyncState;
    Stream responseStream = myRequestState.streamResponse;
    int read = responseStream.EndRead( asyncResult );
    // Read the HTML page and then print it to the console. 
    if (read > 0)
    {
      myRequestState.requestData.Append(Encoding.ASCII.GetString(myRequestState.BufferRead, 0, read));
      IAsyncResult asynchronousResult = responseStream.BeginRead( myRequestState.BufferRead, 0, BUFFER_SIZE, new AsyncCallback(ReadCallBack), myRequestState);
      return;
    }
    else
    {
      Console.WriteLine("\nThe contents of the Html page are : ");
      if(myRequestState.requestData.Length>1)
      {
        string stringContent;
        stringContent = myRequestState.requestData.ToString();
        Console.WriteLine(stringContent);
      }
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue..........");
      Console.ReadLine();

      responseStream.Close();
    }

    }
    catch(WebException e)
    {
      Console.WriteLine("\nReadCallBack Exception raised!");
      Console.WriteLine("\nMessage:{0}",e.Message);
      Console.WriteLine("\nStatus:{0}",e.Status);
    }
    allDone.Set();

  }

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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