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WebException Constructor (String, Exception, WebExceptionStatus, WebResponse)

Initializes a new instance of the WebException class with the specified error message, nested exception, status, and response.

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

	String^ message, 
	Exception^ innerException, 
	WebExceptionStatus status, 
	WebResponse^ response


Type: System::String
The text of the error message.
Type: System::Exception
A nested exception.
Type: System.Net::WebExceptionStatus
One of the WebExceptionStatus values.
Type: System.Net::WebResponse
A WebResponse instance that contains the response from the remote host.

The WebException instance is initialized with the Message property set to the value of message, the InnerException property set to the value of innerException, the Status property set to the value of status, and the Response property set to the value of response. If message is nullptr, the Message property is initialized to a system-supplied message.

The following example throws a WebException by specifying an error message and a WebExceptionStatus.

// Send the data.
Encoding^ ASCII = Encoding::ASCII;
String^ requestPage = String::Concat( "GET /nhjj.htm HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: ", connectUri, "\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n" );
array<Byte>^ byteGet = ASCII->GetBytes( requestPage );
array<Byte>^ recvBytes = gcnew array<Byte>(256);

// Create an 'IPEndPoint' object.

IPHostEntry^ hostEntry = Dns::Resolve( connectUri );
IPAddress^ serverAddress = hostEntry->AddressList[ 0 ];
IPEndPoint^ endPoint = gcnew IPEndPoint( serverAddress,80 );

// Create a 'Socket' object  for sending data.
Socket^ connectSocket = gcnew Socket( AddressFamily::InterNetwork, SocketType::Stream, ProtocolType::Tcp );

// Connect to host using 'IPEndPoint' object.

connectSocket->Connect( endPoint );

// Sent the 'requestPage' text to the host.
connectSocket->Send( byteGet, byteGet->Length, (SocketFlags)(0) );

// Receive the information sent by the server.
Int32 bytesReceived = connectSocket->Receive( recvBytes, recvBytes->Length, (SocketFlags)(0) );
String^ headerString = ASCII->GetString( recvBytes, 0, bytesReceived );

// Check whether 'status 404' is there or not in the information sent by server.
if ( headerString->IndexOf( "404" ) != -1 )
   bytesReceived = connectSocket->Receive( recvBytes, recvBytes->Length, (SocketFlags)(0) );
   MemoryStream^ memoryStream = gcnew MemoryStream( recvBytes );
   getStream = (System::IO::Stream^)(memoryStream);

   // Create a 'WebResponse' object
   WebResponse^ myWebResponse = (WebResponse^)(gcnew HttpConnect( getStream ));
   Exception^ myException = gcnew Exception( "File Not found" );

   // Throw the 'WebException' object with a message string, message status, InnerException and WebResponse
   throw gcnew WebException( "The Requested page is not found.",myException,WebExceptionStatus::ProtocolError,myWebResponse );


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.