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HttpWebResponse::LastModified Property

Gets the last date and time that the contents of the response were modified.

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

property DateTime LastModified {
	DateTime get ();

Property Value

Type: System::DateTime
A DateTime that contains the date and time that the contents of the response were modified.


The current instance has been disposed.

The LastModified property contains the value of the Last-Modified header received with the response. The date and time are assumed to be local time.

This example creates an HttpWebRequest and queries for a response. This example then checks whether the entity requested had been modified any time today.

Uri^ myUri = gcnew Uri( url );
// Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL.
HttpWebRequest^ myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest^)( WebRequest::Create( myUri ) );
HttpWebResponse^ myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse^)( myHttpWebRequest->GetResponse() );
if ( myHttpWebResponse->StatusCode == HttpStatusCode::OK )
   Console::WriteLine( "\r\nRequest succeeded and the requested information is in the response , Description : {0}",
      myHttpWebResponse->StatusDescription );
DateTime today = DateTime::Now;
// Uses the LastModified property to compare with today's date.
if ( DateTime::Compare( today, myHttpWebResponse->LastModified ) == 0 )
   Console::WriteLine( "\nThe requested URI entity was modified today" );
else if ( DateTime::Compare( today, myHttpWebResponse->LastModified ) == 1 )
   Console::WriteLine( "\nThe requested URI was last modified on: {0}",
      myHttpWebResponse->LastModified );
// Releases the resources of the response.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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