WebRequest.GetSystemWebProxy Method ()


Returns a proxy configured with the Internet Explorer settings of the currently impersonated user.

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

public static IWebProxy GetSystemWebProxy()

Return Value

Type: System.Net.IWebProxy

An IWebProxy used by every call to instances of WebRequest.

GetSystemWebProxy method reads the current user's Internet Explorer (IE) proxy settings. This process includes the IE options to automatically detect proxy settings, use an automatic configuration script, manual proxy server settings, and advanced manual proxy server settings.

If your application is impersonating several users, you can use the GetSystemWebProxy method to retrieve a proxy for each impersonated user.


To get or set the global HTTP proxy. Associated enumeration: Unrestricted

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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