HttpWebRequest.UseDefaultCredentials Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets a Boolean value that controls whether default credentials are sent with requests.

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

Public Overrides Property UseDefaultCredentials As Boolean
Dim instance As HttpWebRequest
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.UseDefaultCredentials

instance.UseDefaultCredentials = value
/** @property */
public boolean get_UseDefaultCredentials ()

/** @property */
public void set_UseDefaultCredentials (boolean value)

public override function get UseDefaultCredentials () : boolean

public override function set UseDefaultCredentials (value : boolean)

Property Value

true if the default credentials are used; otherwise false. The default value is false.

Exception typeCondition


You attempted to set this property after the request was sent.

Set this property to true when requests made by this HttpWebRequest object should, if requested by the server, be authenticated using the credentials of the currently logged on user. For client applications, this is the desired behavior in most scenarios. For middle-tier applications, such as ASP.NET applications, instead of using this property, you would typically set the Credentials property to the credentials of the client on whose behalf the request is made.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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