FtpWebRequest.EndGetResponse Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Ends a pending asynchronous operation started with BeginGetResponse.

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

public override WebResponse EndGetResponse (
	IAsyncResult asyncResult
public WebResponse EndGetResponse (
	IAsyncResult asyncResult
public override function EndGetResponse (
	asyncResult : IAsyncResult
) : WebResponse



The IAsyncResult that was returned when the operation started.

Return Value

A WebResponse reference that contains an FtpWebResponse instance. This object contains the FTP server's response to the request.

Exception typeCondition


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


asyncResult was not obtained by calling BeginGetResponse.


This method was already called for the operation identified by asyncResult.

If the operation has not completed at the time the EndGetResponse method is called, EndGetResponse blocks until the operation completes. To prevent blocking, check the IsCompleted property before calling EndGetResponse.

In addition to the exceptions noted in "Exceptions," EndGetResponse rethrows exceptions that were thrown while communicating with the server.


This member outputs trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing.

Notes to Callers This method generates network traffic.

The following code example demonstrates ending an asynchronous operation to get a response. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the FtpWebRequest class overview.

// The EndGetResponseCallback method  
// completes a call to BeginGetResponse.
private static void EndGetResponseCallback(IAsyncResult ar)
    FtpState state = (FtpState) ar.AsyncState;
    FtpWebResponse response = null;
        response = (FtpWebResponse) state.Request.EndGetResponse(ar);
        state.StatusDescription = response.StatusDescription;
        // Signal the main application thread that 
        // the operation is complete.
    // Return exceptions to the main application thread.
    catch (Exception e)
        Console.WriteLine ("Error getting response.");
        state.OperationException = e;

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0