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HttpListenerResponse.Close Method

Sends the response to the client and releases the resources held by this HttpListenerResponse instance.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub Close

This method closes the response stream and the HttpListenerRequest associated with the response.

The following code example demonstrates calling this method to send a Forbidden (403) response to the client.

Private Shared message403 As String 
Private Shared preMade403Response As HttpListenerResponse
Private Shared Sub SendBadCertificateResponse(ByVal response As HttpListenerResponse)

    If preMade403Response Is Nothing Then 
        ' Set up an authentication error response template.
        response.StatusCode = Cint(HttpStatusCode.Forbidden)
        response.StatusDescription = "403 Forbidden"
        response.ProtocolVersion = New Version("1.1")
        response.SendChunked = False 
    Else
        response.CopyFrom(preMade403Response) 
    End If 

    ' The response body cannot be saved in the template. 
    Dim message As New StringBuilder()
    message.Append("<HTML><BODY>")
    message.Append("<p> Error message 403: Access is denied due to a missing or invalid client certificate.</p>")
    message.Append("</BODY></HTML>")
    message403 = message.ToString()

    ' Turn the error message into a byte array using the  
    ' encoding from the response when present. 
    Dim encoding As System.Text.Encoding = response.ContentEncoding
    If encoding Is Nothing Then
        encoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8
        response.ContentEncoding = encoding
    End If 

    Dim buffer() As Byte = encoding.GetBytes(message403)
    response.ContentLength64 = buffer.Length
    ' Write the error message. 
    Dim stream As System.IO.Stream = response.OutputStream
    stream.Write(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
    ' Send the response.
    response.Close()
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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