HttpRequestCachePolicy Class

HttpRequestCachePolicy Class

Defines an application's caching requirements for resources obtained by using HttpWebRequest objects.

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

public class HttpRequestCachePolicy extends RequestCachePolicy

You can specify a default cache policy for your application by using the DefaultCachePolicy property or the application or machine configuration files. For more information, see <requestCaching> Element (Network Settings).

You can specify the cache policy for an individual request by using the CachePolicy property.

Caching for Web services is not supported.

The following code example creates a default cache policy for the application domain, and overrides it for a request.

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    // The following method demonstrates overriding the
    // caching policy for a request.
    static WebResponse* GetResponseNoCache(Uri* uri)
        // Set a default policy level for the "http:" and "https" schemes.
        HttpRequestCachePolicy* policy = new HttpRequestCachePolicy(HttpRequestCacheLevel::Default);
        HttpWebRequest::DefaultCachePolicy = policy;
        // Create the request.
        WebRequest* request = WebRequest::Create(uri);
        // Define a cache policy for this request only. 
        HttpRequestCachePolicy* noCachePolicy = new HttpRequestCachePolicy(HttpRequestCacheLevel::NoCacheNoStore);
        request->CachePolicy = noCachePolicy;
        WebResponse* response = request->GetResponse();
        Console::WriteLine(S"IsFromCache? {0}", __box(response->IsFromCache));  
        return response;


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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