Status Property
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WebException.Status Property

Gets the status of the response.

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

property WebExceptionStatus Status {
	WebExceptionStatus get ();
/** @property */
public WebExceptionStatus get_Status ()

public function get Status () : WebExceptionStatus

Property Value

One of the WebExceptionStatus values.

The Status property indicates the reason for the WebException.

The value of Status is one of the WebExceptionStatus values.

The following example checks the Status property and prints to the console the StatusCode and StatusDescription of the underlying HttpWebResponse instance.

   // Create a web request for an unknown server (this raises the WebException).
   HttpWebRequest^ myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest^)(WebRequest::Create( "" ));
   // Get the associated response for the above request.
   HttpWebResponse^ myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse^)(myHttpWebRequest->GetResponse());
catch ( WebException^ e ) 
   Console::WriteLine( "This program is expected to throw WebException on successful run." +
      "\n\nException Message : " + e->Message );
   if ( e->Status == WebExceptionStatus::ProtocolError )
      Console::WriteLine( "Status Code: {0}", ( (HttpWebResponse^)(e->Response) )->StatusCode );
      Console::WriteLine( "Status Description: {0}", ( (HttpWebResponse^)(e->Response) )->StatusDescription );
catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   Console::WriteLine( e->Message );

try {
    // Create a web request for an invalid site. Substitute the
    // "invalid site" strong in the Create call with a invalid name.
    HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.
        Create("invalid site");
    // Get the associated response for the above request.
    HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse =
        ( HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse();
catch (WebException e) {
    Console.WriteLine("This program is expected to throw WebException"
        + " on successful run." + "\n\nException Message :" 
        + e.get_Message());
    if (e.get_Status().Equals(WebExceptionStatus.ProtocolError)) {
        Console.WriteLine("Status Code : {0}", ((HttpWebResponse)(e.
        Console.WriteLine("Status Description : {0}",((HttpWebResponse)(

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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