WebRequest.Create Method (Uri)

Initializes a new WebRequest instance for the specified URI scheme.

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

static WebRequest^ Create (
	Uri^ requestUri
public static WebRequest Create (
	Uri requestUri
public static function Create (
	requestUri : Uri
) : WebRequest
Not applicable.



A Uri containing the URI of the requested resource.

Return Value

A WebRequest descendant for the specified URI scheme.

Exception typeCondition


The request scheme specified in requestUri is not registered.


requestUri is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The caller does not have permission to connect to the requested URI or a URI that the request is redirected to.

The Create method returns a descendant of the WebRequest class determined at run time as the closest registered match for requestUri.

For example, if you create a WebRequest descendant, Handler1, to handle requests to http://www.contoso.com/text/ and another named Handler2 to handle requests to http://www.contoso.com/code/, you can use Create method to return the WebRequest descendant associated with either specified URI.

To return a descendant of the WebRequest class based on only the scheme portion of a URI, use the CreateDefault method.

The .NET Framework includes support for the http://, https://, and file:// URI schemes. Custom WebRequest descendants to handle other requests are registered with the RegisterPrefix method.


This member outputs trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing.

The following example uses Create to instantiate an HttpWebRequest instance. A Uri representing the target URL is used as the constructor parameter.

// Create a new 'Uri' object with the specified string.
Uri^ myUri = gcnew Uri( "http://www.contoso.com" );
// Create a new request to the above mentioned URL.
WebRequest^ myWebRequest = WebRequest::Create( myUri );
// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
WebResponse^ myWebResponse = myWebRequest->GetResponse();

// Create a new 'Uri' object with the specified string.
Uri myUri = new Uri("http://www.contoso.com");
// Create a new request to the above mentioned URL.    
WebRequest myWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(myUri);
// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' 
// variable.
WebResponse myWebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse();

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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