Transfer Method (String)

HttpServerUtility.Transfer Method (String)


For the current request, terminates execution of the current page and starts execution of a new page by using the specified URL path of the page.

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

public void Transfer(
	string path


Type: System.String

The URL path of the new page on the server to execute.

The page transferred to should be another .aspx page. For instance, a transfer to an .asp or .asmx page is not valid. The Transfer method preserves the QueryString and Form collections.

Transfer calls End, which throws a ThreadAbortException exception upon completion.

ASP.NET does not verify that the current user is authorized to view the resource delivered by the Transfer method. Although the ASP.NET authorization and authentication logic runs before the original resource handler is called, ASP.NET directly calls the handler indicated by the Transfer method and does not rerun authentication and authorization logic for the new resource. If your application's security policy requires clients to have appropriate authorization to access the resource, the application should force reauthorization or provide a custom access-control mechanism.

You can force reauthorization by using the Redirect method instead of the Transfer method. The Redirect method performs a client-side redirect in which the browser requests the new resource. Because this redirect is a new request entering the system, it is subjected to all the authentication and authorization logic of both Internet Information Services (IIS) and ASP.NET security policy.

You can verify that the user has permission to view the resource by incorporating a custom authorization method that uses the IsInRole method before the application calls the Transfer method.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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