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WebRequestModuleElement Class

Represents a URI prefix and the associated class that handles creating Web requests for the prefix. This class cannot be inherited.

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

public sealed class WebRequestModuleElement : ConfigurationElement

Using the WebRequest and WebResponse classes, applications can request resources for any valid Uri. Use this configuration element to specify a module that is registered to work with the Create overloads to create new requests.

This class corresponds to the <add> Element for webRequestModules (Network Settings) configuration element.

This class is used to specify modules registered to authenticate requests made with the WebRequest and WebClient classes.

This class provides programmatic access to information that can be stored in configuration files.

The .NET Framework version 2.0 provides Web request modules that create requests for resources with the following prefixes:

  • HTTP


  • FTP

  • FILE


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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