WebService.Context Property

Gets the ASP.NET HttpContext for the current request, which encapsulates all HTTP-specific context used by the HTTP server to process Web requests.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public HttpContext Context { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.HttpContext
The ASP.NET HttpContext for the current request.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

Context is null.

XML Web service methods that have either the SoapRpcMethodAttribute or SoapDocumentMethodAttribute attribute applied to them with the OneWay property of set to true, do not have access to their HttpContext using the static Current property. To access the HttpContext, derive the class implementing the XML Web service method from WebService and access the Context property.

The Example below uses the Context property to obtain the time of the request on the server.

<%@ WebService Language="C#" Class="Util" %>

 using System;
 using System.Web.Services;

 public class Util: WebService {
   [ WebMethod(Description="Returns the time as stored on the Server",
   EnableSession=false)]
   public string Time() {
      return Context.Timestamp.TimeOfDay.ToString();
   }
 }

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, 1.1, 1.0
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