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FileWebResponse.Close Method

Closes the response stream.

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

Public Overrides Sub Close
Dim instance As FileWebResponse

public void Close ()
public override function Close ()
Not applicable.

The Close method cleans up the resources used by a FileWebResponse and closes the response stream by calling the Stream.Close method.


The response stream must be closed to avoid running out of system resources. You can closes the response stream by calling either Stream.Close or Close

The following example uses the Close method to close the response stream.

Public Shared Sub GetPage(url As [String])
        Dim fileUrl As New Uri("file://" + url)
        ' Create a FileWebrequest with the specified Uri. 
        Dim myFileWebRequest As FileWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(fileUrl), FileWebRequest)
        ' Send the 'fileWebRequest' and wait for response.
        Dim myFileWebResponse As FileWebResponse = CType(myFileWebRequest.GetResponse(), FileWebResponse)
        ' Process the response here                        
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Response Received.Trying to Close the response stream..")
        ' The method call to release resources of response object.
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Response Stream successfully closed")
    Catch e As WebException
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.Cr + "The Reason for failure is : {0}", e.Status)
    Catch e As Exception
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "The following exception was raised : {0}", e.Message)
    End Try

public static void GetPage(String url)
    try {
        Uri fileUrl = new Uri("file://" + url);

        // Create a FileWebrequest with the specified Uri. 
        FileWebRequest myFileWebRequest = (FileWebRequest)(WebRequest.

        // Send the 'fileWebRequest' and wait for response.
        FileWebResponse myFileWebResponse = (FileWebResponse)(

        // Process the response here.
        Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Received.Trying to Close the " 
            + "response stream..");

        // Release resources of response object.
        Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Stream successfully closed.");
    catch (WebException e) {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException thrown.The Reason for failure " 
            + " is : {0}", e.get_Status());
    catch (System.Exception e) {
        Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",
} //GetPage

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