Expires Property

Cookie.Expires Property


Gets or sets the expiration date and time for the Cookie as a DateTime.

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

public DateTime Expires { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

The expiration date and time for the Cookie as a DateTime instance.

Setting the Expires property to MinValue makes this a session Cookie, which is its default value.

The DateTimeKind property of Expires is used to determine if the Cookie is set in Local or Utc. If the DateTimeKind property is set to Unspecified, then Utc is assumed.

The following example displays the properties of cookies returned in a response. For the complete example, see the Cookie class topic.

HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(args[0]);
request.CookieContainer = new CookieContainer();

HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse) request.GetResponse();

// Print the properties of each cookie.
foreach (Cookie cook in response.Cookies)
    Console.WriteLine("{0} = {1}", cook.Name, cook.Value);
    Console.WriteLine("Domain: {0}", cook.Domain);
    Console.WriteLine("Path: {0}", cook.Path);
    Console.WriteLine("Port: {0}", cook.Port);
    Console.WriteLine("Secure: {0}", cook.Secure);

    Console.WriteLine("When issued: {0}", cook.TimeStamp);
    Console.WriteLine("Expires: {0} (expired? {1})", 
        cook.Expires, cook.Expired);
    Console.WriteLine("Don't save: {0}", cook.Discard);    
    Console.WriteLine("Comment: {0}", cook.Comment);
    Console.WriteLine("Uri for comments: {0}", cook.CommentUri);
    Console.WriteLine("Version: RFC {0}" , cook.Version == 1 ? "2109" : "2965");

    // Show the string representation of the cookie.
    Console.WriteLine ("String: {0}", cook.ToString());

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 3.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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