HttpContext.CurrentNotification Property


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Gets a RequestNotification value that indicates the current HttpApplication event that is processing.

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

Public Property CurrentNotification As RequestNotification
	Friend Set
End Property

Property Value

Type: System.Web.RequestNotification

One of the RequestNotification values.

Exception Condition

The operation requires integrated pipeline mode in IIS 7.0 and at least the .NET Framework version 3.0.

The CurrentNotification property requires the integrated pipeline mode in IIS 7.0 and at least the .NET Framework version 3.0. When available, the property returns a RequestNotification value. The value of the CurrentNotification property indicates which event in the HttpApplication instance is currently processing the request.

The CurrentNotification property is not intended to be set. Instead, it is set by IIS 7.0 during the processing of the request in the ASP.NET pipeline. Setting the CurrentNotification property will result in a compilation error.

CurrentNotification is introduced in the .NET Framework version 3.5. For more information, see .NET Framework Versions and Dependencies.

The following example demonstrates how to use the CurrentNotification property to determine what event of the HttpApplication object that is handling the current request is being processed. In the example, the event handler handles several events of the HttpApplication object, and the CurrentNotification property determines what code is invoked for each event being handled.

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Web
Imports System.Web.Security
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

' Module that demonstrates one event handler for several events.
Namespace Samples

    Public Class ModuleExampleTestVB
        Implements IHttpModule

        Public Sub New()
            ' Constructor
        End Sub

        Public Sub Init(ByVal app As HttpApplication) Implements IHttpModule.Init
            AddHandler app.AuthenticateRequest, AddressOf Me.App_Handler
            AddHandler app.PostAuthenticateRequest, AddressOf Me.App_Handler
            AddHandler app.LogRequest, AddressOf Me.App_Handler
            AddHandler app.PostLogRequest, AddressOf Me.App_Handler
        End Sub

        Public Sub Dispose() Implements IHttpModule.Dispose
        End Sub

        ' One handler for AuthenticationRequest, PostAuthenticateRequest,
	' LogRequest, and PostLogRequest events
        Public Sub App_Handler(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
            Dim app As HttpApplication = CType(source, HttpApplication)
            Dim context As HttpContext = app.Context

            If (context.CurrentNotification = RequestNotification.AuthenticateRequest) Then

                If Not (context.IsPostNotification) Then

                    ' Put code here that is invoked when the AuthenticateRequest event is raised.

                    ' PostAuthenticateRequest 
                    ' Put code here that runs after the AuthenticateRequest event completes.

                End If
            End If

            If (context.CurrentNotification = RequestNotification.LogRequest) Then

                If Not (context.IsPostNotification) Then

                    ' Put code here that is invoked when the LogRequest event is raised.

                    ' PostLogRequest
                    ' Put code here that runs after the LogRequest event completes.

                End If
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class

End Namespace

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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