HttpClient.SendAsync Method (HttpRequestMessage)

Sends an HTTP request as an asynchronous operation.

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

public Task<HttpResponseMessage> SendAsync(
	HttpRequestMessage request
)

Parameters

request
Type: System.Net.Http.HttpRequestMessage
The HTTP request message to send.

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks.Task<HttpResponseMessage>
The task object representing the asynchronous operation.

This operation will not block. The returned task object will complete once the entire response including content is read.

For a complete example of using the HttpClient class, see Calling a Web API From a .NET Client

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