Close Method

HttpWebResponse.Close Method ()


Closes the response stream.

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

public override void Close()

The Close method closes the response stream and releases the connection to the resource for reuse by other requests.

You must call either the Stream.Close or the HttpWebResponse.Close method to close the stream and release the connection for reuse. It is not necessary to call both Stream.Close and HttpWebResponse.Close, but doing so does not cause an error. Failure to close the stream can cause your application to run out of connections.


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

The following example demonstrates how to close a HttpWebResponse.

        // Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL. 
HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
// Sends the HttpWebRequest and waits for a response.
HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Received.Trying to Close the response stream..");
// Releases the resources of the response.
Console.WriteLine("\nResponse Stream successfully closed");

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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