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HttpContext Class

Encapsulates all HTTP-specific information about an individual HTTP request.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public ref class HttpContext sealed : IServiceProvider
public final class HttpContext implements IServiceProvider
public final class HttpContext implements IServiceProvider
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Classes that inherit the IHttpModule and IHttpHandler interfaces are provided a reference to an HttpContext object for the current HTTP request. The object provides access to the intrinsic Request, Response, and Server properties for the request.

HttpContext is introduced in the .NET Framework version 3.5. For more information, see The .NET Framework 3.5 Architecture.

The following example demonstrates how to access and display properties of the HttpContext object. The context of the current HTTP request is accessed by using the Context property of the Page object.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

  • AspNetHostingPermission  for operating in a hosted environment. Demand value: LinkDemand. Permission value: Minimal


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0