WebRequest.Proxy Property


When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the network proxy to use to access this Internet resource.

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

abstract Proxy : IWebProxy with get, set
override Proxy : IWebProxy with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Net.IWebProxy

The IWebProxy to use to access the Internet resource.

Exception Condition

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The Proxy property identifies the network proxy that the request uses to access the Internet resource. The request is made through the proxy server rather than directly to the Internet resource.


The WebRequest class is an abstract 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.

The following example displays the current network proxy address and allows the user to assign a new network proxy address and port number.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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