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WebRequest.EndGetResponse Method

When overridden in a descendant class, returns a WebResponse.

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

abstract EndGetResponse : 
        asyncResult:IAsyncResult -> WebResponse 
override EndGetResponse : 
        asyncResult:IAsyncResult -> WebResponse 


Type: System.IAsyncResult
An IAsyncResult that references a pending request for a response.

Return Value

Type: System.Net.WebResponse
A WebResponse that contains a response to the Internet request.


Any attempt is made to access the method, when the method is not overridden in a descendant class.

The EndGetResponse method completes an asynchronous request for an Internet resource that was started with the BeginGetResponse method.


The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

The following example calls the EndGetResponse to retrieve the target resource.

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.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.