Status Property
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WebException.Status Property


Gets the status of the response.

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

public WebExceptionStatus Status { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.WebExceptionStatus

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 ProxyNameResolutionFailure error is not returned to Windows 8.x Store apps.

Legacy Code Example

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

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.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) {

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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