MaximumAutomaticRedirections Property

HttpWebRequest::MaximumAutomaticRedirections Property


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

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

property int MaximumAutomaticRedirections {
	int get();
	void set(int value);

Property Value

Type: System::Int32

The maximum number of redirection responses that the request follows. The default value is 50.

Exception Condition

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.

Legacy Code Example

The following code example sets the value of this property.

#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()
   array<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( "Content length is {0}", response->ContentLength );
   Console::WriteLine( "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 = gcnew StreamReader( receiveStream,Encoding::UTF8 );
   Console::WriteLine( "Response stream received." );
   Console::WriteLine( readStream->ReadToEnd() );

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.


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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