HttpWebRequest.CookieContainer HttpWebRequest.CookieContainer HttpWebRequest.CookieContainer HttpWebRequest.CookieContainer Property

Definition

Gets or sets the cookies associated with the request.

public:
 property System::Net::CookieContainer ^ CookieContainer { System::Net::CookieContainer ^ get(); void set(System::Net::CookieContainer ^ value); };
public System.Net.CookieContainer CookieContainer { get; set; }
member this.CookieContainer : System.Net.CookieContainer with get, set
Public Property CookieContainer As CookieContainer

Property Value

A CookieContainer that contains the cookies associated with this request.

Examples

The following code example sends a request to a URL and displays the cookies returned in the response.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;

// This example is run at the command line.
// Specify one argument: the name of the host to 
// send the request to.
// If the request is sucessful, the example displays the contents of the cookies
// returned by the host.
int main()
{
   array<String^>^args = Environment::GetCommandLineArgs();
   if ( args == nullptr || args->Length != 2 )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Specify the URL to receive the request." );
      Environment::Exit( 1 );
   }

   
   HttpWebRequest^ request = dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest^>(WebRequest::Create( args[ 1 ] ));
   request->CookieContainer = gcnew CookieContainer;
   HttpWebResponse^ response = dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse^>(request->GetResponse());
   response->Cookies = request->CookieContainer->GetCookies( request->RequestUri );
   
   // Print the properties of each cookie.
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = response->Cookies->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Cookie^ cook = safe_cast<Cookie^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "Cookie:" );
      Console::WriteLine( "{0} = {1}", cook->Name, cook->Value );
      Console::WriteLine( "Domain: {0}", cook->Domain );
      Console::WriteLine( "Path: {0}", cook->Path );
      Console::WriteLine( "Port: {0}", cook->Port );
      Console::WriteLine( "Secure: {0}", cook->Secure );
      Console::WriteLine( "When issued: {0}", cook->TimeStamp );
      Console::WriteLine( "Expires: {0} (expired? {1})", cook->Expires, cook->Expired );
      Console::WriteLine( "Don't save: {0}", cook->Discard );
      Console::WriteLine( "Comment: {0}", cook->Comment );
      Console::WriteLine( "Uri for comments: {0}", cook->CommentUri );
      Console::WriteLine( "Version: RFC {0}", cook->Version == 1 ? (String^)"2109" : "2965" );
      
      // Show the string representation of the cookie.
      Console::WriteLine( "String: {0}", cook );
      
   }

}

// Output from this example will be vary depending on the host name specified,
// but will be similar to the following.
/*
Cookie:
CustomerID = 13xyz
Domain: .contoso.com
Path: /
Port:
Secure: False
When issued: 1/14/2003 3:20:57 PM
Expires: 1/17/2013 11:14:07 AM (expired? False)
Don't save: False
Comment: 
Uri for comments:
Version: RFC 2965
String: CustomerID = 13xyz
*/
using System.Net;
using System;
namespace Examples.System.Net.Cookies
{
    // This example is run at the command line.
    // Specify one argument: the name of the host to 
    // send the request to.
    // If the request is sucessful, the example displays the contents of the cookies
    // returned by the host.
    
    public class CookieExample
    {   
        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {   
            if (args == null || args.Length != 1)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Specify the URL to receive the request.");
                Environment.Exit(1);
            }
            var request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(args[0]);
            request.CookieContainer = new CookieContainer();
        
            using (var response = (HttpWebResponse) request.GetResponse())
            {
                // Print the properties of each cookie.
                foreach (Cookie cook in response.Cookies)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("Cookie:");
                    Console.WriteLine($"{cook.Name} = {cook.Value}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Domain: {cook.Domain}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Path: {cook.Path}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Port: {cook.Port}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Secure: {cook.Secure}");
                 
                    Console.WriteLine($"When issued: {cook.TimeStamp}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Expires: {cook.Expires} (expired? {cook.Expired})");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Don't save: {cook.Discard}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Comment: {cook.Comment}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Uri for comments: {cook.CommentUri}");
                    Console.WriteLine($"Version: RFC {(cook.Version == 1 ? 2109 : 2965)}");
    
                    // Show the string representation of the cookie.
                    Console.WriteLine($"String: {cook}");
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

// Output from this example will be vary depending on the host name specified,
// but will be similar to the following.
/*
Cookie:
CustomerID = 13xyz
Domain: .contoso.com
Path: /
Port:
Secure: False
When issued: 1/14/2003 3:20:57 PM
Expires: 1/17/2013 11:14:07 AM (expired? False)
Don't save: False
Comment: 
Uri for comments:
Version: RFC 2965
String: CustomerID = 13xyz
*/

Imports System.Net

' This example is run at the command line.
' Specify one argument: the name of the host to 
' receive the request.
' If the request is sucessful, the example displays the contents of the cookies
' returned by the host.

Public Class CookieExample
    
    Public Shared Sub Main(args() As String)
        If args Is Nothing OrElse args.Length <> 1 Then
            Console.WriteLine("Specify the URL to receive the request.")
            Environment.Exit(1)
        End If
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(args(0))
        request.CookieContainer = New CookieContainer()
    
        Using response As HttpWebResponse = request.GetResponse()
            ' Print the properties of each cookie.
            For Each cook As Cookie In response.Cookies
                Console.WriteLine("Cookie:")
                Console.WriteLine($"{cook.Name} = {cook.Value}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Domain: {cook.Domain}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Path: {cook.Path}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Port: {cook.Port}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Secure: {cook.Secure}")
    
                Console.WriteLine($"When issued: {cook.TimeStamp}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Expires: {cook.Expires} (expired? {cook.Expired})")
                Console.WriteLine($"Don't save: {cook.Discard}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Comment: {cook.Comment}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Uri for comments: {cook.CommentUri}")
                Console.WriteLine($"Version: RFC {If(cook.Version = 1, 2109, 2965)}")
    
                ' Show the string representation of the cookie.
                Console.WriteLine($"String: {cook}")
            Next
        End Using
    End Sub
End Class



' Output from this example will be vary depending on the host name specified,
' but will be similar to the following.
'
'Cookie:
'CustomerID = 13xyz
'Domain: .contoso.com
'Path: /
'Port:
'Secure: False
'When issued: 1/14/2003 3:20:57 PM
'Expires: 1/17/2013 11:14:07 AM (expired? False)
'Don't save: False
'Comment: 
'Uri for comments:
'Version: RFC 2965
'String: CustomerID = 13xyz
'

Remarks

The CookieContainer property provides an instance of the CookieContainer class that contains the cookies associated with this request.

CookieContainer is null by default. You must assign a CookieContainer object to the property to have cookies returned in the Cookies property of the HttpWebResponse returned by the GetResponse method.

Note

For security reasons, cookies are disabled by default. If you want to use cookies, use the CookieContainer property to enable cookies.

Applies to

See also