SetCookie Method

HttpListenerResponse.SetCookie Method (Cookie)


Adds or updates a Cookie in the collection of cookies sent with this response.

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

public void SetCookie(
	Cookie cookie


Type: System.Net.Cookie

A Cookie for this response.

Exception Condition

cookie is null.


The cookie already exists in the collection and could not be replaced.

Two cookies are considered the same if the values of their Name, Domain, and Path properties are the same. If these three pieces of information are the same, the method attempts to update the cookie. The name and domain comparisons are not case sensitive, but the path comparison is case sensitive.

The following code example demonstrates calling this method.

// This example requires the System and System.Net namespaces.
public static void SimpleCookieExample(string[] prefixes)
    // Create a listener.
    HttpListener listener = new HttpListener();
    // Add the prefixes.
    foreach (string s in prefixes)
    // Note: The GetContext method blocks while waiting for a request. 
    HttpListenerContext context = listener.GetContext();
    HttpListenerRequest request = context.Request;

    // This application sends a cookie to the client marking the time 
    // they visited. 
    Cookie timeStampCookie = new Cookie("VisitDate", DateTime.Now.ToString());
    // Obtain a response object.
    HttpListenerResponse response = context.Response;
    // Add the cookie to the response.
    // Construct a response.
    string responseString = "<HTML><BODY> Hello world!</BODY></HTML>";
    response.ContentEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
    byte[] buffer = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(responseString);
    // Send the response.
    response.Close(buffer, true);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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