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HttpWebResponse.StatusDescription Property

Gets the status description returned with the response.

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

public string StatusDescription { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that describes the status of the response.

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The current instance has been disposed.

A common status message is OK.

The following example uses StatusDescription to verify that the status of the HttpWebResponse is OK.


    public static void GetPage(String url) 
	{
		try 
 		  {	
				// Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL. 
				HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
				// Sends the HttpWebRequest and waits for a response.
				HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
				if (myHttpWebResponse.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK)
				   Console.WriteLine("\r\nResponse Status Code is OK and StatusDescription is: {0}",
										myHttpWebResponse.StatusDescription);
				// Releases the resources of the response.
				myHttpWebResponse.Close(); 
			
        	} 
		catch(WebException e) 
		   {
		        Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException Raised. The following error occured : {0}",e.Status); 
           }
		catch(Exception e)
		{
			Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",e.Message);
		}
	}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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