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)

public void SetCookies (
	Uri uri,
	string cookieHeader
public void SetCookies (
	Uri uri, 
	String cookieHeader
public function SetCookies (
	uri : Uri, 
	cookieHeader : String
Not applicable.



The URI of the CookieCollection.


The contents of an HTTP set-cookie header as returned by a HTTP server, with Cookie instances delimited by commas.

Exception typeCondition


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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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