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WebRequestInformation Class

Provides information about the current Web request.

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

[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public sealed class WebRequestInformation

ASP.NET health monitoring allows production and operations staff to manage deployed Web applications. The System.Web.Management namespace contains the health-event types responsible for packaging application health-status data and the provider types responsible for processing this data. It also contains supporting types that help during the management of health events.

Instances of the WebRequestInformation class contain information that is obtained using the WebRequestEvent, WebAuditEvent, WebErrorEvent, or WebRequestErrorEvent types.

Your application needs the appropriate permissions to access protected information provided by this type.


In most cases you will be able to use the ASP.NET health-monitoring types as implemented, and you will control the health-monitoring system by specifying values in the healthMonitoring configuration section. You can also derive from the health-monitoring types to create your own custom events and providers. For an example of creating a custom event class, see the example provided in this topic.

The following code example shows how to implement a custom event that uses the WebRequestInformation type.

Also shown is an excerpt of the configuration file that enables ASP.NET to use this custom event.

Ensure that your custom event is raised at the proper time, that is, when the equivalent system health event it replaces would be raised.

  heartBeatInterval="0" enabled="true">

    <add name="Custom" 
      minInterval="00:00:00" />


      type="SamplesAspNet.SampleWebRequestInformation,webrequestinformation,Version=1.0.1782.28745, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=79955d9b8521c250,processorArchitecture=MSIL" />



    <add name="Custom Web Request Info Event" 
      profile="Custom" />


using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Management;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace SamplesAspNet
    // Implements a custom WebRequestEvent that uses 
    // WebRequestInformation.  
    public class SampleWebRequestInformation :
        private StringBuilder eventInfo;

        // Instantiate events identified  
        // only by their event code. 
        public SampleWebRequestInformation(string msg,
            object eventSource, int eventCode):
        base(msg, eventSource, eventCode)
            // Perform custom initialization.
            eventInfo = new StringBuilder();
                "Event created at: {0}",

        // Instantiate events identified by  
        // their event code.and related  
        // event detailed code. 
        public SampleWebRequestInformation(string msg,
            object eventSource, int eventCode,
            int eventDetailCode)
            base(msg, eventSource,
            eventCode, eventDetailCode)
            // Perform custom initialization.
            eventInfo = new StringBuilder();
                "Event created at: {0}",

        // Raises the event. 
        public override void Raise()
            // Perform custom processing. 
                "Event raised at: {0}",
            // Raise the event. 

        // Get the request path. 
        public string GetRequestPath()
            // Get the request path. 
            return (string.Format(
                "Request path: {0}",

        // Get the request URL. 
        public string GetRequestUrl()
            // Get the request URL. 
            return (string.Format(
                "Request URL: {0}",

        // Get the request user host address. 
        public string GetRequestUserHostAdddress()
            // Get the request user host address. 
            return (string.Format(
                "Request user host address: {0}",

        // Get the request principal. 
        public string GetRequestPrincipal()
            // Get the request principal. 
            return (string.Format(
                "Request principal name: {0}",

        // Formats Web request event information. 
        public override void FormatCustomEventDetails(
         WebEventFormatter formatter)

            // Add custom data.

                "Custom Request Information:");

            formatter.IndentationLevel += 1;

            // Display the request information obtained  
            // using the WebRequestInformation object.

            formatter.IndentationLevel -= 1;





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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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