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HttpWebRequest.ServicePoint Property

Gets the service point to use for the request.

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

public ServicePoint ServicePoint { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.ServicePoint
A ServicePoint that represents the network connection to the Internet resource.

The ServicePoint.Address property may be different from HttpWebRequest.Address if the request is redirected.

        private static void makeWebRequest (int hashCode, string Uri)
            HttpWebResponse res = null;

            // Make sure that the idle time has elapsed, so that a new 
            // ServicePoint instance is created.
            Console.WriteLine ("Sleeping for 2 sec.");
            Thread.Sleep (2000);
                // Create a request to the passed URI.
                HttpWebRequest req = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create (Uri);

                Console.WriteLine ("\nConnecting to " + Uri + " ............");

                // Get the response object.
                res = (HttpWebResponse)req.GetResponse ();
                Console.WriteLine ("Connected.\n");

                ServicePoint currentServicePoint = req.ServicePoint;

                // Display new service point properties.
                int currentHashCode = currentServicePoint.GetHashCode ();

                Console.WriteLine ("New service point hashcode: " + currentHashCode);
                Console.WriteLine ("New service point max idle time: " + currentServicePoint.MaxIdleTime);
                Console.WriteLine ("New service point is idle since " + currentServicePoint.IdleSince );

                // Check that a new ServicePoint instance has been created.
                if (hashCode == currentHashCode)
                    Console.WriteLine ("Service point reused.");
                    Console.WriteLine ("A new service point created.") ;
            catch (Exception e)
                Console.WriteLine ("Source : " + e.Source);
                Console.WriteLine ("Message : " + e.Message);
                if (res != null)
                    res.Close ();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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