AddCacheDependency Method

HttpResponse.AddCacheDependency Method (CacheDependency[])


Associates a set of cache dependencies with the response to facilitate invalidation of the response if it is stored in the output cache and the specified dependencies change.

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

public void AddCacheDependency(
	params CacheDependency[] dependencies


Type: System.Web.Caching.CacheDependency[]

A file, cache key, or CacheDependency to add to the list of application dependencies.

Exception Condition

The dependencies parameter is null.


This method was called too late in the cache processing pipeline, after the cached response was already created.

The AddCacheDependency method allows dependencies to be created between cached responses and a CacheDependency object.

The following example demonstrates how to create a cache dependency by using the AddCacheDependency method and a CacheDependency object.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ outputcache duration="30" varybyparam="none" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="Server">
    private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        // Create a Cache Dependency 
        // using a CacheDependency object.
        CacheDependency authorsDependency = new CacheDependency("authors.xml");

        // Make the page invalid if either of the
        // cached items change or expire.        

        // Display the current time for cache reference
        lblOutputCacheMsg.Text = DateTime.Now.ToString();


<html xmlns="" >
    <title>Cache Dependencies</title> 
    <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">
                    <td style="WIDTH: 118px">
                        The page was generated at:</td>
                        <asp:Label id="lblOutputCacheMsg" runat="server"></asp:Label>

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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