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WebClient.GetWebResponse Method (WebRequest)

Returns the WebResponse for the specified WebRequest.

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

protected virtual WebResponse GetWebResponse(
	WebRequest request


Type: System.Net.WebRequest
A WebRequest that is used to obtain the response.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.WebResponse
A WebResponse containing the response for the specified WebRequest.

The object returned by this method is obtained by calling the GetResponse method on the specified WebRequest object.

This method can be called only by classes that inherit from WebClient. It is provided to give inheritors access to the underlying WebResponse object.

The following code example shows an implementation of this method that can be customized by a class derived from WebClient.

protected override WebResponse GetWebResponse (WebRequest request)
    WebResponse response = base.GetWebResponse (request);
    // Perform any custom actions with the response ...
    return response;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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