HttpMessageInvoker Class

.NET Framework 4.5

A specialty class that allows applications to call the SendAsync method on an Http handler chain.

System.Object
  System.Net.Http.HttpMessageInvoker
    System.Net.Http.HttpClient

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

public class HttpMessageInvoker : IDisposable

The HttpMessageInvoker type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsHttpMessageInvoker(HttpMessageHandler)Initializes an instance of a HttpMessageInvoker class with a specific HttpMessageHandler.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsHttpMessageInvoker(HttpMessageHandler, Boolean)Initializes an instance of a HttpMessageInvoker class with a specific HttpMessageHandler.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDispose()Releases the unmanaged resources and disposes of the managed resources used by the HttpMessageInvoker.
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the HttpMessageInvoker and optionally disposes of the managed resources.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSendAsyncSend an HTTP request as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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This class is the base type for HttpClient and other message originators.

Most applications that are connecting to a web site will use one of the SendAsync methods on the HttpClient class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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