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WebService.Context Property

Gets the ASP.NET HttpContext for the current request, which encapsulates all HTTP-specific context used by the HTTP server to process Web requests.

Namespace: System.Web.Services
Assembly: System.Web.Services (in system.web.services.dll)

public HttpContext Context { get; }
/** @property */
public HttpContext get_Context ()

public function get Context () : HttpContext

Not applicable.

Property Value

The ASP.NET HttpContext for the current request.

Exception typeCondition

Exception

Context is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

XML Web service methods that have either the SoapRpcMethodAttribute or SoapDocumentMethodAttribute attribute applied to them with the OneWay property of set to true, do not have access to their HttpContext using the static Current property. To access the HttpContext, derive the class implementing the XML Web service method from WebService and access the Context property.

The Example below uses the Context property to obtain the time of the request on the server.

<%@ WebService Language="C#" Class="Util" %>
 
 using System;
 using System.Web.Services;
 
 public class Util: WebService {
   [ WebMethod(Description="Returns the time as stored on the Server",
   EnableSession=false)]
   public string Time() {
      return Context.Timestamp.TimeOfDay.ToString();
   }
 }
 

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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