When overridden in a descendant class, indicates whether to pre-authenticate the request.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.
With the exception of the first request, the WebRequest waits for an authentication challenge before sending authentication information.property indicates whether to send authentication information with subsequent requests without waiting to be challenged by the server. When is false, the
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.
' Create a new webrequest to the mentioned URL. Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create(url) ' Set 'Preauthenticate' property to true. myWebRequest.PreAuthenticate = True Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Please enter your credentials for the requested Url") Console.WriteLine("UserName") Dim UserName As String = Console.ReadLine() Console.WriteLine("Password") Dim Password As String = Console.ReadLine() ' Create a New 'NetworkCredential' object. Dim networkCredential As New NetworkCredential(UserName, Password) ' Associate the 'NetworkCredential' object with the 'WebRequest' object. myWebRequest.Credentials = networkCredential ' Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable. Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()
Available since 1.1