HttpWebResponse.LastModified Property


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

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

Public ReadOnly Property LastModified As Date

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

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

Exception Condition

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.

Dim myUri As New Uri(url)
' Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL.
Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(myUri), HttpWebRequest)
Dim myHttpWebResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType(myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)
If myHttpWebResponse.StatusCode = HttpStatusCode.OK Then
    Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.Cr + "Request succeeded and the requested information is in the response , Description : {0}", myHttpWebResponse.StatusDescription)
End If
Dim today As DateTime = DateTime.Now
' Uses the LastModified property to compare with today's date.
If DateTime.Compare(today, myHttpWebResponse.LastModified) = 0 Then
    Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "The requested URI entity was modified today")
    If DateTime.Compare(today, myHttpWebResponse.LastModified) =  1 Then
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "The requested Uri was last modified on:{0}", myHttpWebResponse.LastModified)
    End If
End If
' Releases the resources of the response.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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