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WebPermissionAttribute.ConnectPattern Property

Gets or sets a regular expression pattern that describes the URI connection controlled by the current WebPermissionAttribute.

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

Public Property ConnectPattern As String
Dim instance As WebPermissionAttribute 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.ConnectPattern

instance.ConnectPattern = value

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing a regular expression pattern that describes the URI connection controlled by this WebPermissionAttribute.


ConnectPattern is not Nothing when you attempt to set the value. If you wish to specify more than one connect URI, use an additional attribute declaration statement.

When applying WebPermissionAttribute to your class, this property specifies what regular expression connect string is accepted for use within your class. This property is write-once.

The following example demonstrates how to use WebPermissionAttribute to specify an allowable ConnectPattern.

  ' Set the WebPermissionAttribute  ConnectPattern property.
<WebPermission(SecurityAction.Deny, ConnectPattern := "http://www\.contoso\.com/Private/.*")> _
    Public Shared Sub CheckConnectPermission(uriToCheck As String)
     Dim re As New Regex("http://www\.contoso\.com/Public/.*")
     Dim con As New WebPermission(NetworkAccess.Connect, re)
     Dim permissionToCheck As New WebPermission()
     permissionToCheck.AddPermission(NetworkAccess.Connect, uriToCheck)
  End Sub 'CheckConnectPermission

  Public Shared Sub demoDenySite()
     'Pass the security check.
     Console.WriteLine("Public page has passed Connect permission check")

        'Throw a SecurityException.
        Console.WriteLine("This line will not be printed")
     Catch e As SecurityException
        Console.WriteLine(("Expected exception" + e.Message))
     End Try 
  End Sub 'demoDenySite
// Set the WebPermissionAttribute  ConnectPattern property.
[WebPermission(SecurityAction::Deny, ConnectPattern=S"http://www\\.contoso\\.com/Private/.*")]
void CheckConnectPermission(String* uriToCheck) {
   WebPermission* permissionToCheck = new WebPermission();
   permissionToCheck->AddPermission(NetworkAccess::Connect, uriToCheck);

void demoDenySite() {
   //Pass the security check.
   Console::WriteLine(S"Public page has passed Connect permission check");

   try {
      //Throw a SecurityException.
      Console::WriteLine(S"This line will not be printed");
   } catch (SecurityException* e) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"Expected exception {0}", e->Message);

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.NET Framework

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