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WebClient.Proxy Property

Gets or sets the proxy used by this WebClient object.

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

member Proxy : IWebProxy with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Net.IWebProxy
An IWebProxy instance used to send requests.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

Proxy is set to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The Proxy property identifies the IWebProxy instance that communicates with remote servers on behalf of this WebClient object. The proxy is set by the system using configuration files and the Internet Explorer Local Area Network settings. To specify that no proxy should be used, set the Proxy property to the proxy instance returned by the GetEmptyWebProxy method.

For information on automatic proxy detection, see Automatic Proxy Detection.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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