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HttpWebRequest.MaximumAutomaticRedirections Property

Gets or sets the maximum number of redirects that the request follows.

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

'Declaration
Public Property MaximumAutomaticRedirections As Integer
'Usage
Dim instance As HttpWebRequest 
Dim value As Integer 

value = instance.MaximumAutomaticRedirections

instance.MaximumAutomaticRedirections = value

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum number of redirection responses that the request follows. The default value is 50.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The value is set to 0 or less.

The MaximumAutomaticRedirections property sets the maximum number of redirections for the request to follow if the AllowAutoRedirect property is true.

The following code example sets the value of this property.

Imports System
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Text
Imports System.IO


    Public Class Test

        ' Specify the URL to receive the request. 
        Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(args(0)), HttpWebRequest)


        ' Set some reasonable limits on resources used by this request
        request.MaximumAutomaticRedirections = 4
        request.MaximumResponseHeadersLength = 4

        ' Set credentials to use for this request.
        request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

        Dim response As HttpWebResponse = CType(request.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)

        Console.WriteLine("Content length is {0}", response.ContentLength)
        Console.WriteLine("Content type is {0}", response.ContentType)

        ' Get the stream associated with the response. 
        Dim receiveStream As Stream = response.GetResponseStream()

        ' Pipes the stream to a higher level stream reader with the required encoding format.  
        Dim readStream As New StreamReader(receiveStream, Encoding.UTF8)

        Console.WriteLine("Response stream received.")
        Console.WriteLine(readStream.ReadToEnd())
        response.Close()
        readStream.Close()
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Test

'The output from this example will vary depending on the value passed into Main  
'but will be similar to the following: 

'Content length is 1542 
'Content type is text/html; charset=utf-8 
'Response stream received. 
'<html> 
'... 
'</html> 

'
#using <mscorlib.dll>
#using <System.dll>
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::IO;

// Specify the URL to receive the request.
int main ()
{
    String* args[] = Environment::GetCommandLineArgs();

    HttpWebRequest* request = dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest*>(WebRequest::Create (args[1]));

    // Set some reasonable limits on resources used by this request
    request->MaximumAutomaticRedirections = 4;
    request->MaximumResponseHeadersLength = 4;
    // Set credentials to use for this request.
    request->Credentials = CredentialCache::DefaultCredentials;
    HttpWebResponse* response = dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse*>(request->GetResponse ());

    Console::WriteLine (S"Content length is {0}", __box(response->ContentLength));
    Console::WriteLine (S"Content type is {0}", response->ContentType);

    // Get the stream associated with the response.
    Stream* receiveStream = response->GetResponseStream ();

    // Pipes the stream to a higher level stream reader with the required encoding format. 
    StreamReader* readStream = new StreamReader (receiveStream, Encoding::UTF8);

    Console::WriteLine (S"Response stream received.");
    Console::WriteLine (readStream->ReadToEnd ());
    response->Close ();
    readStream->Close ();
}

/*
The output from this example will vary depending on the value passed into Main 
but will be similar to the following:

Content length is 1542
Content type is text/html; charset=utf-8
Response stream received.
<html>
...
</html>

*/

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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