Gets the network credentials of the current security context.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
'Declaration Public Shared ReadOnly Property DefaultNetworkCredentials As NetworkCredential 'Usage Dim value As NetworkCredential value = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials
The credentials returned by the property is applicable only for NTLM, negotiate, and Kerberos-based authentication.
The credentials returned by represents the authentication credentials for the current security context in which the application is running. For a client-side application, these are usually the Windows credentials (user name, password, and domain) of the user running the application. For ASP.NET applications, the default network credentials are the user credentials of the logged-in user, or the user being impersonated.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.