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CookieContainer.SetCookies Method

Adds Cookie instances for one or more cookies from an HTTP cookie header to the CookieContainer for a specific URI.

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

member SetCookies : 
        uri:Uri * 
        cookieHeader:string -> unit 


Type: System.Uri
The URI of the CookieCollection.
Type: System.String
The contents of an HTTP set-cookie header as returned by a HTTP server, with Cookie instances delimited by commas.


uri is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


cookieHeader is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


One of the cookies is invalid.


An error occurred while adding one of the cookies to the container.

SetCookies pulls all the HTTP cookies out of the HTTP cookie header, builds a Cookie for each one, and then adds each Cookie to the internal CookieCollection that is associated with the URI. The HTTP cookies in the cookieHeader string must be delimited by commas.

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.