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HttpServerUtility.Execute Method (String, Boolean)

Executes the handler for the specified virtual path in the context of the current request and specifies whether to clear the QueryString and Form collections.

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

public void Execute(
	string path,
	bool preserveForm


Type: System.String
The URL path to execute.
Type: System.Boolean
true to preserve the QueryString and Form collections; false to clear the QueryString and Form collections.


The current HttpContext is null.

- or -

An error occurred while executing the handler specified by path.


path is null.

- or -

path is not a virtual path.

The following example shows how to execute the .aspx page Updateinfo.aspx in the current request and preserve the QueryString and Form collections. Program execution returns to the starting page after Updateinfo.aspx is displayed.

private void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    Server.Execute("updateinfo.aspx", true);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.