HttpRequest Class

Enables ASP.NET to read the HTTP values sent by a client during a Web request.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

Public NotInheritable Class HttpRequest
Dim instance As HttpRequest

public final class HttpRequest
public final class HttpRequest

The methods and properties of the HttpRequest class are exposed through the Request properties of the HttpApplication, HttpContext, Page, and UserControl classes.

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The following code example uses the StreamWriter class to write the values of several HttpRequest class properties values to a file. For properties that are of type string, the values are HTML encoded as they are written to the file. Properties that represent a collection are looped through, with each key/value pair they contain written to the file.

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<%@ import Namespace="System.Threading" %>
<%@ import Namespace="System.IO" %>
<script runat="server">

    '  NOTE: To use this sample, create a c:\temp\CS folder,
    '  add the ASP.NET account (in IIS 5.x <machinename>\ASPNET,
    '  in IIS 6.x NETWORK SERVICE), and give it write permissions
    '  to the folder.

    Private Const INFO_DIR As String = "c:\temp\VB\RequestDetails"
    Public Shared requestCount As Integer

    Private Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)

        ' Create a variable to use when iterating
        ' through the UserLanguages property.
        Dim langCount As Integer

        ' Create a counter to name the file.
        Dim requestNumber As Integer = _

        ' Create the file to contain information about the request.
        Dim strFilePath As String = INFO_DIR & requestNumber.ToString() & ".txt"
        Dim sw As StreamWriter = File.CreateText(strFilePath)


            ' Write request information to the file with HTML encoding.

            ' Iterate through the Form collection and write
            ' the values to the file with HTML encoding.
            For Each s As String In Request.Form
                sw.WriteLine("Form: " & Server.HtmlEncode(s))
            Next s

            ' Write the PathInfo property value
            ' or a string if it is empty.
            If Request.PathInfo = String.Empty Then
                sw.WriteLine("The PathInfo property contains no information.")
            End If

            ' Write request information to the file with HTML encoding.

            ' Write a message to the file dependent upon
            ' the value of the TotalBytes property.
            If Request.TotalBytes > 1000 Then
                sw.WriteLine("The request is 1KB or greater")
                sw.WriteLine("The request is less than 1KB")
            End If

            ' Write request information to the file with HTML encoding.

            ' Iterate through the UserLanguages collection and
            ' write its HTML encoded values to the file.
            For langCount = 0 To Request.UserLanguages.Length - 1
                sw.WriteLine("User Language " & langCount.ToString() & _
                 ": " & Server.HtmlEncode( _

            ' Close the stream to the file.
        End Try

        lblInfoSent.Text = _
         "Information about this request has been sent to a file."
    End Sub 'Page_Load

    Private Sub btnSendInfo_Click(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)
        lblInfoSent.Text = _
         "Hello, " & Server.HtmlEncode(txtBoxName.Text) & _
          ". You have created a new  request info file."
    End Sub 'btnSendInfo_Click

    <form runat="server">
            Enter your hame here:
            <asp:TextBox id="txtBoxName" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
            <asp:Button id="btnSendInfo" onclick="btnSendInfo_Click" runat="server" Text="Click Here"></asp:Button>
            <asp:Label id="lblInfoSent" runat="server"></asp:Label>

  • AspNetHostingPermission  for operating in a hosted environment. Demand value: LinkDemand; Permission value: Minimal.


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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0