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NetworkCredential.GetCredential Method (Uri, String)

Returns an instance of the NetworkCredential class for the specified Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and authentication type.

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

Public Function GetCredential ( _
	uri As Uri, _
	authType As String _
) As NetworkCredential
Dim instance As NetworkCredential
Dim uri As Uri
Dim authType As String
Dim returnValue As NetworkCredential

returnValue = instance.GetCredential(uri, authType)
public final NetworkCredential GetCredential (
	Uri uri, 
	String authType
public final function GetCredential (
	uri : Uri, 
	authType : String
) : NetworkCredential
Not applicable.



The URI that the client provides authentication for.


The type of authentication requested, as defined in the IAuthenticationModule.AuthenticationType property.

Return Value

A NetworkCredential object.

The following code example uses the GetCredential method to retrieve a NetworkCredential object for the specified URI.

' Create an empty instance of the NetworkCredential class.
Dim myCredentials As New NetworkCredential(userName, password)
' Create a WebRequest with the specified URL. 
Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(url)
' GetCredential returns the same NetworkCredential instance that invoked it, 
' irrespective of what parameters were provided to it. 
 myWebRequest.Credentials = myCredentials.GetCredential(New Uri(url), "")
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Cr + "User Credentials:- UserName : {0} , Password : {1}", myCredentials.UserName, myCredentials.Password)
' Send the request and wait for a response.
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + ControlChars.Cr + "Request to Url is sent.Waiting for response...Please wait ...")
Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()
' Process the response.
Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Response received sucessfully")
' Release the resources of the response object.

// Create an empty instance of the NetworkCredential class.
NetworkCredential myCredentials = new NetworkCredential(userName,
// Create a webrequest with the specified URL. 
WebRequest myWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(url);
    GetCredential(new Uri(url), ""));
Console.WriteLine("\n\nUser Credentials:- UserName : {0} , "
    + "Password : {1}", myCredentials.get_UserName(),
// Send the request and wait for a response.
Console.WriteLine("\n\nRequest to Url is sent.Waiting for "
    + "response...Please wait...");
WebResponse myWebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse();
// Process the response.
Console.WriteLine("\nResponse received sucessfully");
// Release the resources of the response object.

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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0