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GlobalProxySelection.Select Property

Gets or sets the global HTTP proxy.

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

static property IWebProxy^ Select {
	IWebProxy^ get ();
	void set (IWebProxy^ value);
/** @property */
public static IWebProxy get_Select ()

/** @property */
public static void set_Select (IWebProxy value)

public static function get Select () : IWebProxy

public static function set Select (value : IWebProxy)

Property Value

An IWebProxy that every call to HttpWebRequest.GetResponse uses.

Exception typeCondition


The value specified for a set operation was a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The caller does not have permission for the requested operation.

The Select property sets the proxy that all WebRequest instances use if the request supports proxies and no proxy is set explicitly using the Proxy property. Proxies are currently supported by FtpWebRequest and HttpWebRequest.

The following code example sets the Select property to the empty proxy.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::IO;
int main()
   // Create a request for the Web page at
   WebRequest^ request = WebRequest::Create( L"" );
   // This application doesn't want they proxy to be used so it sets
   // the global proxy to an empy proxy.
   IWebProxy^ myProxy = GlobalProxySelection::GetEmptyWebProxy();
   // Get the response.
   WebResponse^ response = request->GetResponse();
   // Display the response to the console.
   Stream^ stream = response->GetResponseStream();
   StreamReader^ reader = gcnew StreamReader( stream );
   Console::WriteLine( reader->ReadToEnd() );
   // Clean up.
   return 0;

package Examples.Http;

import System.*;
import System.Net.*;
import System.IO.*;

public class TestGlobalProxySelection
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // Create a request for the Web page at
        WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create("");
        // This application doesn't want they proxy to be used so it sets 
        // the global proxy to an empy proxy.
        IWebProxy myProxy = GlobalProxySelection.GetEmptyWebProxy();
        // Get the response.
        WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
        // Display the response to the console.
        Stream stream = response.GetResponseStream();
        StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(stream);
        // Clean up.
    } //main
} //TestGlobalProxySelection

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0