Assembly: System (in system.dll)
This class provides the information related to a client's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request being processed by an HttpListener object. The GetContext method returns instances of the HttpListenerContext class. To get the object that represents the client request, use the Request property. To get the object that represents the response that will be sent to the client by the HttpListener, use the Response property. To get user information about the client sending the request, such as its login name and whether it has been authenticated, you can query the properties in the IPrincipal object returned by the User property.
Closing an HttpListenerContext object sends the response to the client and frees any resources used by the HttpListenerContext. Aborting an HttpListenerContext object discards the response to the client if it has not already been sent, and frees any resources used by the HttpListenerContext. After closing or aborting an HttpListenerContext object, you cannot reference its methods or properties. If you do so, you will receive an ObjectDisposedException exception.
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 Platform Note: Service pack 2 is required to use the HttpListener class.
The following code example displays the user information for a client request.
Windows 98, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center 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.