WebResponse Class

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Provides a response from a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). This is an abstract class.

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

Public MustInherit Class WebResponse _
	Inherits MarshalByRefObject _
	Implements IDisposable

The WebResponse type exposes the following members.

Protected methodWebResponseInitializes a new instance of the WebResponse class.

Public propertyContentLengthWhen overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the content length of data being received.
Public propertyContentTypeWhen overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the content type of the data being received.
Public propertyHeadersWhen overridden in a derived class, gets a collection of header name-value pairs associated with this request.
Public propertyResponseUriWhen overridden in a derived class, gets the URI of the Internet resource that actually responded to the request.

Public methodCloseWhen overridden by a descendant class, closes the response stream.
Public methodDispose()()()()Releases the unmanaged resources used by the WebResponse object.
Protected methodDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the WebResponse object, and optionally disposes of the managed resources.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizePerforms clean-up operations. (Overrides Object..::..Finalize()()()().)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetResponseStreamWhen overridden in a descendant class, returns the data stream from the Internet resource.
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The WebResponse class is the abstract base class from which protocol-specific response classes are derived. Applications can participate in request and response transactions in a protocol-agnostic manner using instances of the WebResponse class while protocol-specific classes derived from WebResponse carry out the details of the request.

Client applications do not create WebResponse objects directly; they are created by calling the GetResponse method on a WebRequest instance.

Notes to Inheritors

When you inherit from WebResponse, you must override the following members: ContentLength, ContentType, GetResponseStream, ResponseUri, and Headers.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.