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HttpClient Constructor (HttpMessageHandler)

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Initializes a new instance of the HttpClient class with a specific handler.

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

public HttpClient(
	HttpMessageHandler handler
)

Parameters

handler
Type: System.Net.Http.HttpMessageHandler

The HTTP handler stack to use for sending requests.

If null is specified for handler parameter, the WebRequestHandler is used as transport handler.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
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