WebRequest.Create Method (String)

Initializes a new WebRequest instance for the specified URI scheme.

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

Public Shared Function Create ( _
	requestUriString As String _
) As WebRequest


Type: System.String
The URI string that identifies the Internet resource.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.WebRequest
A WebRequest descendant for the specific URI scheme.


The request scheme specified in requestUriString has not been registered.


requestUriString is Nothing.


The caller does not have permission to connect to the requested URI or a URI that the request is redirected to.


The URI specified in requestUriString is not a valid URI.

The Create(String) method returns a descendant of the WebRequest class determined at run time as the closest registered match for requestUri.

For example, when a URI beginning with http:// is passed in requestUri, an HttpWebRequest is returned by Create.

The .NET Framework includes support for the http:// and https:// URI schemes. Custom WebRequest descendants to handle other requests are registered with the RegisterPrefix method.

The Create(String) method uses the requestUriString parameter to create a Uri instance that it passes to the new WebRequest.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 If you attempt to access a file from an FTP site, the application throws NullRefrenceException instead of NotSupportedException.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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