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WebService.Server Property

Gets the HttpServerUtility for the current request.

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

Property Value

An HttpServerUtility object.


The HttpServerUtility class provides several methods that can be used in the processing of Web requests, including CreateObject (for instantiating COM objects).


[Visual Basic, C#] The example below returns the computer name of the Web server using the Server property.

[Visual Basic] 
<%@ WebService Language="VB" Class="Util" %> 

Imports System.Web.Services

Public Class Util
    Inherits WebService
    <WebMethod(Description := "Obtains the Computer Machine Name", _
        EnableSession := False)> _
    Public Function GetMachineName() As String
        Return Server.MachineName
    End Function
End Class

<%@ WebService Language="C#" Class="Util" %>
 using System.Web.Services;
 public class Util: WebService {
    [ WebMethod(Description="Obtains the Server Computer Name",EnableSession=false)]
    public string GetMachineName() {
       return Server.MachineName;

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

WebService Class | WebService Members | System.Web.Services Namespace | HttpServerUtility | CreateObject