HttpClient.GetAsync Method (String)

.NET Framework (current version)

Send a GET request to the specified Uri as an asynchronous operation.

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

public Task<HttpResponseMessage> GetAsync(
	string requestUri


Type: System.String

The Uri the request is sent to.

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks.Task<HttpResponseMessage>

The task object representing the asynchronous operation.

Exception Condition

The requestUri was null.


The request failed due to an underlying issue such as network connectivity, DNS failure, server certificate validation or timeout.

This operation will not block. The returned Task<TResult> object will complete after the whole response (including content) is read.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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