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FtpWebResponse.Close Method

Frees the resources held by the response.

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

public override function Close()

The Close method closes the data stream returned by the GetResponseStream method if the KeepAlive property is false. During the close, data might be sent to the server on the control connection.


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

The following code example downloads data from a server, reads the data from the response stream, and then closes it.

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    static bool DownloadFileFromServer(Uri* serverUri, String* localFileName)
        // The serverUri parameter should start with the ftp:// scheme.
        if (serverUri->Scheme != Uri::UriSchemeFtp)
            return false;
        // Get the object used to communicate with the server.
        // Note that the cast to FtpWebRequest is done only
        // for the purposes of illustration. If your application
        // does not set any properties other than those defined in the
        // System.Net.WebRequest class, you can use the following line instead:
        // WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(serverUri);
        FtpWebRequest* request = dynamic_cast<FtpWebRequest*>(WebRequest::Create(serverUri));
        request->Method = FtpMethods::DownloadFile;

        FtpWebResponse* response = dynamic_cast<FtpWebResponse*> (request->GetResponse());

        Stream* responseStream = 0;
        StreamReader* readStream = 0;
        StreamWriter* writeStream = 0;
            responseStream = response->GetResponseStream(); 
            readStream = new StreamReader(responseStream, System::Text::Encoding::UTF8);
            // Display information about the data received from the server.
            Console::WriteLine(S"Bytes received: {0}", __box(response->ContentLength));   

            Console::WriteLine(S"Message from server: {0}", response->StatusDescription);
            Console::WriteLine(S"Resource: {0}", response->ResponseUri);

            // Write the bytes received from the server to the local file.
            if (readStream != 0)
                writeStream = new StreamWriter(localFileName, false);
            if (readStream != 0)
            if (response != 0)
            if (writeStream != 0)
        return true;

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0