IPreBeginRequestProvider::GetHttpContext Method

IIS 7.0

Retrieves an IHttpContext interface.

virtual IHttpContext* GetHttpContext(
) = 0;

This method takes no parameters.

A pointer to an IHttpContext.

The GetHttpContext method retrieves a pointer to an IHttpContext interface, which allows global-level notifications access to the context for a request. This is in contrast to request-level notifications, for which a pointer to an IHttpContext interface is provided.


The following code example demonstrates how to create a global-level HTTP module that uses the GetHttpContext function to retrieve a pointer to an IHttpContext interface. The module calls the context's IHttpContext::GetSite method to retrieve a pointer to an IHttpSite interface, and then calls the IHttpSite::GetSiteName method to retrieve the name of the site that is processing the request.

Your module must export the RegisterModule function. You can export this function by creating a module definition (.def) file for your project, or you can compile the module by using the /EXPORT:RegisterModule switch. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a Request-Level HTTP Module By Using Native Code.

You can optionally compile the code by using the __stdcall (/Gz) calling convention instead of explicitly declaring the calling convention for each function.





  • IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista

  • IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

  • IIS 8.0 on Windows 8

  • IIS 10.0 on Windows 10


  • IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008

  • IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2

  • IIS 8.0 on Windows Server 2012

  • IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

  • IIS 10.0 on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview


  • IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, IIS 8.0, IIS 8.5, IIS 10.0

  • IIS Express 7.5, IIS Express 8.0, IIS Express 10.0