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HttpWebResponse.StatusDescription Property

Gets the status description returned with the response.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public virtual 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: 4.5.1, 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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