When overridden by a descendant class, closes the response stream.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Any attempt is made to access the method, when the method is not overridden in a descendant class.
The response must be closed to avoid running out of system resources. The response stream can be closed by calling Stream.Close or .
The WebResponse class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebResponse instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by WebRequest.GetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse and FileWebResponse.
The following example uses the method to close the WebResponse.
// Create a 'WebRequest' object with the specified url. WebRequest myWebRequest = WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com"); // Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response. WebResponse myWebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse(); // Process the response here. Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Received.Trying to Close the response stream.."); // Release resources of response object. myWebResponse.Close(); Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Stream successfully closed");
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.