WebException.Status Property

Gets the status of the response.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Status As WebExceptionStatus
Dim instance As WebException
Dim value As WebExceptionStatus

value = instance.Status

/** @property */
public WebExceptionStatus get_Status ()

public function get Status () : WebExceptionStatus

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the WebExceptionStatus values.

The Status property indicates the reason for the WebException.

The value of Status is one of the WebExceptionStatus values.

The following example checks the Status property and prints to the console the StatusCode and StatusDescription of the underlying HttpWebResponse instance.

     'Create a web request for an invalid site. Substitute the "invalid site" strong in the Create call with a invalid name.
     Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create("invalid site"), HttpWebRequest)
     'Get the associated response for the above request.
     Dim myHttpWebResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType(myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)
 Catch e As WebException
      If e.Status = WebExceptionStatus.ProtocolError Then
         Console.WriteLine("Status Code : {0}", CType(e.Response, HttpWebResponse).StatusCode)
         Console.WriteLine("Status Description : {0}", CType(e.Response, HttpWebResponse).StatusDescription)
     End If

Catch e As Exception
 End Try

try {
    // Create a web request for an invalid site. Substitute the
    // "invalid site" strong in the Create call with a invalid name.
    HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.
        Create("invalid site");
    // Get the associated response for the above request.
    HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse =
        ( HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse();
catch (WebException e) {
    Console.WriteLine("This program is expected to throw WebException"
        + " on successful run." + "\n\nException Message :" 
        + e.get_Message());
    if (e.get_Status().Equals(WebExceptionStatus.ProtocolError)) {
        Console.WriteLine("Status Code : {0}", ((HttpWebResponse)(e.
        Console.WriteLine("Status Description : {0}",((HttpWebResponse)(

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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