When overridden by a descendant class, closes the response stream.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Any attempt is made to access the method, when the method is not overridden in a descendant class.
The response must be closed to avoid running out of system resources. The response stream can be closed by calling Stream.Close or .
The WebResponse class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebResponse instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by WebRequest.GetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse and FileWebResponse.
The following example uses the method to close the WebResponse.
' Create a 'WebRequest' object with the specified url Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("www.contoso.com") ' Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response. Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse() ' Process the response here Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Response Received.Trying to Close the response stream..") ' Release resources of response object myWebResponse.Close() Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Response Stream successfully closed")
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
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