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WebHeaderCollection.Remove Method (String)

Removes the specified header from the collection.

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

public override function Remove(
	name : String


Type: System.String

The name of the header to remove from the collection.


name is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) Empty.


name is a restricted header.


name contains invalid characters.

Remove deletes the specified header from the collection. If the specified header does not exist, the method returns.

The following example uses the Remove method to remove a header from the WebHeaderCollection. After the header is removed, this example prints all existing headers to the screen to prove that it has been removed.

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try {
   // Create a web request for S"www.msn.com".
   HttpWebRequest* myHttpWebRequest =
      dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest*> (WebRequest::Create(S"http://www.msn.com"));

   // Get the headers associated with the request.
   WebHeaderCollection* myWebHeaderCollection = myHttpWebRequest->Headers;

   // Set the Cache-Control header.
   myWebHeaderCollection->Set(S"Cache-Control", S"no-cache");

   // Get the associated response for the above request.
   HttpWebResponse* myHttpWebResponse =
      dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse*> (myHttpWebRequest->GetResponse());

   // Print the headers of the request to console.
   Console::WriteLine(S"Print request headers after adding Cache-Control for first request:");

   // Remove the Cache-Control header for the new request.

   // Get the response for the new request.
   myHttpWebResponse =
      dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse*> (myHttpWebRequest->GetResponse());

   // Print the headers of the new request with->Item[Out] the* Cache-Control header.
   Console::WriteLine(S"Print request headers after removing Cache-Control for the new request:");
// Catch exception if trying to remove a restricted header.
catch(ArgumentException* e) {
   Console::WriteLine(S"Error : Trying to remove a restricted header");
   Console::WriteLine(S"ArgumentException is thrown. Message is : {0}", e->Message);
} catch (WebException* e) {
   Console::WriteLine(S"WebException is thrown. Message is : {0}", e->Message);
   if (e->Status == WebExceptionStatus::ProtocolError) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"Status Code : {0}", __box((dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse*>(e->Response))->StatusCode));
      Console::WriteLine(S"Status Description : {0}",
      Console::WriteLine(S"Server : {0}",
} catch (Exception* e) {
   Console::WriteLine(S"Exception is thrown. Message is : {0}", e->Message);

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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