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HttpServerUtility.Execute Method (String, Boolean)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

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
public void Execute (
	String path, 
	boolean preserveForm
public function Execute (
	path : String, 
	preserveForm : boolean



The URL path to execute.


true to preserve the QueryString and Form collections; false to clear the QueryString and Form collections.

Exception typeCondition


The current HttpContext is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

- or -

An error occurred executing the handler specified by path.


path is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

- or -

path is not a virtual path.

The following code example shows how to execute the page "". Control returns to the original page after Updateinfo.aspx is displayed.

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

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