IHttpRequest::GetHttpMethod Method

IIS 7.0

Returns the HTTP method for the current request.

virtual PCSTR GetHttpMethod(
) const = 0;

This method takes no parameters.

A pointer to a string that contains the HTTP method for the request.

The GetHttpMethod method retrieves the HTTP method for the current request. For most Internet traffic, the HTTP method will typically be a GET or POST method. Retrieving the HTTP method in your application enables you to process a request differently depending on the type of request method. For example, you may want your application to process only GET requests.


Standard HTTP methods are defined in Request for Comments (RFC) 1945, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0," or RFC 2616, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1".


The following code example demonstrates how to use the GetHttpMethod method to create an HTTP module that retrieves the HTTP method for the current request. The example then displays the method to a Web client.

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.





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