GlobalProxySelection::Select Property


Gets or sets the global HTTP proxy.

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

property IWebProxy^ Select {
	static IWebProxy^ get();
	static void set(IWebProxy^ value);

Property Value

Type: System.Net::IWebProxy^

An IWebProxy that every call to HttpWebRequest::GetResponse uses.

Exception Condition

The value specified for a set operation was null.


The caller does not have permission for the requested operation.

The Select property sets the proxy that all WebRequest instances use if the request supports proxies and no proxy is set explicitly using the Proxy property. Proxies are currently supported by FtpWebRequest and HttpWebRequest.

The following code example sets the Select property to the empty proxy.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::IO;
int main()

   // Create a request for the Web page at
   WebRequest^ request = WebRequest::Create( L"" );

   // This application doesn't want they proxy to be used so it sets
   // the global proxy to an empy proxy.
   IWebProxy^ myProxy = GlobalProxySelection::GetEmptyWebProxy();

   // Get the response.
   WebResponse^ response = request->GetResponse();

   // Display the response to the console.
   Stream^ stream = response->GetResponseStream();
   StreamReader^ reader = gcnew StreamReader( stream );
   Console::WriteLine( reader->ReadToEnd() );

   // Clean up.
   return 0;


to get or set the global HTTP proxy. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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