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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)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetSystemWebProxy As IWebProxy

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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