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HttpContext.Server Property

Gets the HttpServerUtility object that provides methods used in processing Web requests.

[Visual Basic]
Public ReadOnly Property Server As HttpServerUtility
public HttpServerUtility Server {get;}
public: __property HttpServerUtility* get_Server();
public function get Server() : HttpServerUtility;

Property Value

The HttpServerUtility object for the current HTTP response.


The HttpContext.Server property provides programmatic access to the properties and methods of the HttpServerUtility class. Because ASP.NET pages contain a default reference to the System.Web namespace (which contains the HttpContext class), you can reference the members of HttpContext on an .aspx page without the fully qualified class reference to HttpContext. For example, you can use just Server.CreateObject("MyCOMComponent") to create an instance of a COM object on the server. If you want to use the members of HttpServerUtility from an ASP.NET code-behind module, however, you must include a reference to the System.Web namespace in the module and also fully qualify the reference to the currently active request/response context and the class in System.Web you want to use. For example, in a code-behind page you must specify the full name HttpContext.Current.Server.CreateObject("MyCOMComponent").


Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

HttpContext Class | HttpContext Members | System.Web Namespace