HttpListener.IsListening Property

Gets a value that indicates whether HttpListener has been started.

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

public bool IsListening { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the HttpListener was started; otherwise, false.

To start an HttpListener, call the Start method.

The following code example demonstrates using this property to determine the listening state of an instance.


public static void DisplayPrefixesAndState(HttpListener listener)
{
    // List the prefixes to which the server listens.
    HttpListenerPrefixCollection prefixes = listener.Prefixes;
    if (prefixes.Count == 0)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("There are no prefixes.");
    }
    foreach(string prefix in prefixes)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(prefix);
    }
    // Show the listening state.
    if (listener.IsListening)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("The server is listening.");
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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