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FileWebRequest.EndGetResponse Method

Ends an asynchronous request for a file system resource.

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

Public Overrides Function EndGetResponse ( _
	asyncResult As IAsyncResult _
) As WebResponse
Dim instance As FileWebRequest 
Dim asyncResult As IAsyncResult 
Dim returnValue As WebResponse 

returnValue = instance.EndGetResponse(asyncResult)


Type: System.IAsyncResult

An IAsyncResult that references the pending request for a response.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.WebResponse
A WebResponse that contains the response from the file system resource.


asyncResult is Nothing.

The EndGetResponse method completes an asynchronous request for a file system resource that was started with the BeginGetResponse method.

The following code example uses the EndGetResponse method to end an asynchronous request for a file system resource.

Public Class RequestDeclare
    Public myFileWebRequest As FileWebRequest

    Public Sub New()
        myFileWebRequest = Nothing 
    End Sub ' New 
End Class ' RequestDeclare

Class FileWebRequest_resbeginend

    Public Shared allDone As New ManualResetEvent(False)

    ' Entry point which delegates to C-style main Private Function. 
    Public Overloads Shared Sub Main()
    End Sub 

    Overloads Shared Sub Main(args() As String)

        If args.Length < 2 Then
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Please enter the file name as command line parameter:")
            Console.WriteLine("Usage:FileWebRequest_resbeginend " + ChrW(60) + "systemname" + ChrW(62) + "/" + ChrW(60) + "sharedfoldername" + ChrW(62) + "/" + ChrW(60) + "filename" + ChrW(62) + ControlChars.Cr + "Example:FileWebRequest_resbeginend shafeeque/shaf/hello.txt")


                ' Place a webrequest. 
                Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(("file://" + args(1)))
                ' Create an instance of the 'RequestDeclare' and associating the 'myWebRequest' to it.		 
                Dim myRequestDeclare As New RequestDeclare()
                myRequestDeclare.myFileWebRequest = CType(myWebRequest, FileWebRequest)

                ' Begin the Asynchronous request for getting file content using 'BeginGetResponse()' method.	 
                 Dim asyncResult As IAsyncResult = CType(myRequestDeclare.myFileWebRequest.BeginGetResponse(AddressOf RespCallback, myRequestDeclare), IAsyncResult)

            Catch e As ArgumentNullException
                Console.WriteLine(("ArgumentNullException is :" + e.Message))
            Catch e As UriFormatException
                Console.WriteLine(("UriFormatException is :" + e.Message))
            End Try 
        End If 
    End Sub ' Main

    Private Shared Sub RespCallback(ar As IAsyncResult)

        ' State of request is asynchronous. 
        Dim requestDeclare As RequestDeclare = CType(ar.AsyncState, RequestDeclare)

        Dim myFileWebRequest As FileWebRequest = requestDeclare.myFileWebRequest

        ' End the Asynchronus request by calling the 'EndGetResponse()' method. 
        Dim myFileWebResponse As FileWebResponse = CType(myFileWebRequest.EndGetResponse(ar), FileWebResponse)

        ' Reade the response into Stream. 
        Dim streamReader As New StreamReader(myFileWebResponse.GetResponseStream())

        Dim readBuffer(256) As [Char]

        Dim count As Integer = streamReader.Read(readBuffer, 0, 256)

        Console.WriteLine("The contents of the file are :"+ControlChars.Cr)

        While count > 0
            Dim str As New [String](readBuffer, 0, count)
            count = streamReader.Read(readBuffer, 0, 256)
        End While
        ' Release the response object resources.
        Console.WriteLine("File reading is over.")
    End Sub ' RespCallback 
End Class ' FileWebRequest_resbeginend
public __gc class RequestDeclare {
   FileWebRequest*  myFileWebRequest;

   RequestDeclare() {
      myFileWebRequest = 0;

__gc class FileWebRequest_resbeginend {
   static ManualResetEvent* allDone = new ManualResetEvent(false);

   static void RespCallback(IAsyncResult* ar) {
      // State of request is asynchronous.
      RequestDeclare* requestDeclare = dynamic_cast<RequestDeclare*>(ar->AsyncState);

      FileWebRequest*  myFileWebRequest=requestDeclare->myFileWebRequest;

      // End the Asynchronus request by calling the 'EndGetResponse()' method.
      FileWebResponse* myFileWebResponse = dynamic_cast<FileWebResponse*> (myFileWebRequest->EndGetResponse(ar));

      // Reade the response into Stream.
      StreamReader* streamReader = new StreamReader(myFileWebResponse->GetResponseStream());

      Char readBuffer[] = new Char[256];
      int count = streamReader->Read(readBuffer, 0, 256);
      Console::WriteLine(S"The contents of the file are :\n");

      while (count > 0) {
         String* str = new String(readBuffer, 0, count);
         count = streamReader->Read(readBuffer, 0, 256);

      // Release the response Object* resources.
      Console::WriteLine(S"File reading is over.");

int main() {
   String* args[] = Environment::GetCommandLineArgs();
   if (args->Length < 2) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"\nPlease enter the file name as command line parameter:");
      Console::WriteLine(S"Usage:FileWebRequest_resbeginend <systemname>/<sharedfoldername>/<filename>\n");
      Console::WriteLine(S"Example:FileWebRequest_resbeginend shafeeque/shaf/hello.txt");
   } else {
      try {
         // Place a 'Webrequest'.
         WebRequest* myWebRequest= WebRequest::Create(String::Concat(S"file://", args[1]));
         // Create an instance of the 'RequestDeclare' and associating the 'myWebRequest' to it.
         RequestDeclare* myRequestDeclare = new RequestDeclare();
         myRequestDeclare->myFileWebRequest = dynamic_cast<FileWebRequest*>(myWebRequest);

         // Begin the Asynchronous request for getting file content using 'BeginGetResponse()' method.
         IAsyncResult* asyncResult = dynamic_cast<IAsyncResult*>
            (myRequestDeclare->myFileWebRequest->BeginGetResponse(new AsyncCallback(0, 
            &FileWebRequest_resbeginend::RespCallback), myRequestDeclare));
      } catch (ArgumentNullException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"ArgumentNullException is : {0}", e->Message);
      } catch (UriFormatException* e) {
         Console::WriteLine(S"UriFormatException is : {0}", e->Message);

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.NET Framework

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