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ServicePointManager.FindServicePoint Method (String, IWebProxy)

Finds an existing ServicePoint object or creates a new ServicePoint object to manage communications with the specified Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).

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

Public Shared Function FindServicePoint ( _
	uriString As String, _
	proxy As IWebProxy _
) As ServicePoint


Type: System.String
The URI of the Internet resource to be contacted.
Type: System.Net.IWebProxy
The proxy data for this request.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.ServicePoint
The ServicePoint object that manages communications for the request.


The URI specified in uriString is invalid.


The maximum number of ServicePoint objects defined in MaxServicePoints has been reached.

The FindServicePoint method returns the ServicePoint object associated with the specified Internet host name. If no ServicePoint object exists for that host, the ServicePointManager object creates one.

The following code example demonstrates calling this method to access a ServicePoint object.

            ' This is the program entry point. It allows the user to enter 
            ' a server name that is used to locate its current homepage.
            Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
                Dim proxy As String = Nothing
                Dim port As Integer = 80

                ' Define a regular expression to parse the user's input.
                ' This is a security check. It allows only
                ' alphanumeric input strings between 2 to 40 characters long.
                Dim rex As New Regex("^[a-zA-Z]\w{1,39}$")

                If args.Length = 0 Then
                    ' Show how to use this program.
                End If

                proxy = args(0)
                If (Not (rex.Match(proxy)).Success) Then
                    Console.WriteLine("Input string format not allowed.")
                End If

                ' Create a proxy object.  
                Dim proxyAdd As String
                proxyAdd = "http://" + proxy + ":" + port.ToString()

                Dim DefaultProxy As New WebProxy(proxyAdd, True)

                ' Set the proxy that all HttpWebRequest instances use.
                WebRequest.DefaultWebProxy = DefaultProxy

                ' Get the base interface for proxy access for the 
                ' WebRequest-based classes.
                Dim Iproxy As IWebProxy = WebRequest.DefaultWebProxy

                ' Set the maximum number of ServicePoint instances to maintain.
                ' Note that, if a ServicePoint instance for that host already 
                ' exists when your application requests a connection to
                ' an Internet resource, the ServicePointManager object
                ' returns this existing ServicePoint. If none exists 
                ' for that host, it creates a new ServicePoint instance.
                ServicePointManager.MaxServicePoints = 4

                ' Set the maximum idle time of a ServicePoint instance to 10 seconds.
                ' After the idle time expires, the ServicePoint object is eligible for
                ' garbage collection and cannot be used by the ServicePointManager.
                ServicePointManager.MaxServicePointIdleTime = 10000

                ServicePointManager.UseNagleAlgorithm = True
                ServicePointManager.Expect100Continue = True
                ServicePointManager.CheckCertificateRevocationList = True
                ServicePointManager.DefaultConnectionLimit = _
                ' Create the Uri object for the resource you want to access.
                Dim MS As New Uri("")

                ' Use the FindServicePoint method to find an existing 
                ' ServicePoint object or to create a new one.   
                Dim servicePoint As ServicePoint = ServicePointManager.FindServicePoint(MS, Iproxy)
                Dim hashCode As Integer = servicePoint.GetHashCode()
                Console.WriteLine(("Service point hashcode: " + hashCode.ToString()))

                ' Make a request with the same scheme identifier and host fragment
                ' used to create the previous ServicePoint object.
                makeWebRequest(hashCode, "")

            End Sub 'Main

.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

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.