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HttpListener.IsSupported Property

Gets a value that indicates whether HttpListener can be used with the current operating system.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly Property IsSupported As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if HttpListener is supported; otherwise, false.

This class is available only on computers running the Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the IsSupported property to detect whether an HttpListener object can be used with the current operating system.


' This example requires the System and System.Net namespaces.
Public Shared Sub SimpleListenerExample(ByVal prefixes() As String)
    If Not HttpListener.IsSupported Then
        Console.WriteLine("Windows XP SP2 or Server 2003 is required to use the HttpListener class.")
        Return
    End If
    ' URI prefixes are required,
    ' for example "http://contoso.com:8080/index/".
    If prefixes Is Nothing OrElse prefixes.Length = 0 Then
        Throw New ArgumentException("prefixes")
    End If

    ' Create a listener.
    Dim listener As New HttpListener()
    ' Add the prefixes.
    For Each s As String In prefixes
        listener.Prefixes.Add(s)
    Next s
    listener.Start()
    Console.WriteLine("Listening...")
    ' Note: The GetContext method blocks while waiting for a request. 
    Dim context As HttpListenerContext = listener.GetContext()
    Dim request As HttpListenerRequest = context.Request
    ' Obtain a response object.
    Dim response As HttpListenerResponse = context.Response
    ' Construct a response.
    Dim responseString As String = "<HTML><BODY> Hello world!</BODY></HTML>"
    Dim buffer() As Byte = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(responseString)
    ' Get a response stream and write the response to it.
    response.ContentLength64 = buffer.Length
    Dim output As System.IO.Stream = response.OutputStream
    output.Write(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
    ' You must close the output stream.
    output.Close()
    listener.Stop()
End Sub


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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