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WebRequest.GetResponse Method

When overridden in a descendant class, returns a response to an Internet request.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Function GetResponse() As WebResponse
[C#]
public virtual WebResponse GetResponse();
[C++]
public: virtual WebResponse* GetResponse();
[JScript]
public function GetResponse() : WebResponse;

Return Value

A WebResponse containing the response to the Internet request.

Exceptions

Exception Type Condition
NotSupportedException Any attempt is made to access the method, when the method is not overridden in a descendant class.

Remarks

The GetResponse method sends a request to an Internet resource and returns a WebResponse instance. If the request has already been initiated by a call to GetRequestStream, the GetResponse method completes the request and returns any response.

The GetResponse method provides synchronous access to the WebResponse. For asynchronous access, use the BeginGetResponse and EndGetResponse methods.

Note   The WebRequest class is an abstract (MustInherit in Visual Basic) class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example sets the Timeout property to 10000 milliseconds. If the timeout period expires before the resource can be returned, a WebException is thrown.

[Visual Basic] 

' Create a new WebRequest Object to the mentioned URL.
Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com")
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "The Timeout time of the request before setting is : {0} milliseconds", myWebRequest.Timeout)

' Set the 'Timeout' property in Milliseconds.
         myWebRequest.Timeout = 10000

           ' Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()


[C#] 

                     // Create a new WebRequest Object to the mentioned URL.
            WebRequest myWebRequest=WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com");
            Console.WriteLine("\nThe Timeout time of the request before setting is : {0} milliseconds",myWebRequest.Timeout);

            // Set the 'Timeout' property in Milliseconds.
            myWebRequest.Timeout=10000;

            // This request will throw a WebException if it reaches the timeout limit before it is able to fetch the resource.
                     WebResponse myWebResponse=myWebRequest.GetResponse();
            

[C++] 
// Create a new WebRequest Object to the mentioned URL.
WebRequest* myWebRequest = WebRequest::Create(S"http://www.contoso.com");
Console::WriteLine(S"\nThe Timeout time of the request before setting is : {0} milliseconds", 
   __box(myWebRequest->Timeout));

// Set the 'Timeout' property in Milliseconds.
myWebRequest->Timeout=10000;

// This request will throw a WebException if it reaches the timeout limit
// before it is able to fetch the resource.
WebResponse* myWebResponse = myWebRequest->GetResponse();

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

WebRequest Class | WebRequest Members | System.Net Namespace | BeginGetResponse | WebResponse

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