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HttpListener.Stop Method

Causes this instance to stop receiving incoming requests.

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

Public Sub Stop


This object has been closed.

If this instance is already stopped, calling this method has no effect.

After you have stopped an HttpListener object, you can use the Start method to restart it.

Notes to Callers

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

The following code example demonstrates using the Stop method to stop processing incoming requests.

Public Shared Sub NonblockingListener(ByVal prefixes() As String)
    Dim listener As New HttpListener()
    For Each s As String In prefixes
    Next s
    Dim result As IAsyncResult = listener.BeginGetContext(New AsyncCallback(AddressOf ListenerCallback), listener)
    ' Applications can do some work here while waiting for the 
    ' request. If no work can be done until you have processed a request,
    ' use a wait handle to prevent this thread from terminating
    ' while the asynchronous operation completes.
    Console.WriteLine("Waiting for request to be processed asyncronously.")
    Console.WriteLine("Request processed asyncronously.")
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.