HttpListener.Stop Method

Definition

Causes this instance to stop receiving new incoming requests and terminates processing of all ongoing requests.

public:
 void Stop();
public void Stop ();
member this.Stop : unit -> unit
Public Sub Stop ()

Exceptions

This object has been closed.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates using the Stop method to stop processing incoming requests.

// This example requires the System and System.Net namespaces.
public static void SimpleListenerExample(string[] prefixes)
{
    if (!HttpListener.IsSupported)
    {
        Console.WriteLine ("Windows XP SP2 or Server 2003 is required to use the HttpListener class.");
        return;
    }
    // URI prefixes are required,
    // for example "http://contoso.com:8080/index/".
    if (prefixes == null || prefixes.Length == 0)
      throw new ArgumentException("prefixes");
    
    // Create a listener.
    HttpListener listener = new HttpListener();
    // Add the prefixes.
    foreach (string s in prefixes)
    {
        listener.Prefixes.Add(s);
    }
    listener.Start();
    Console.WriteLine("Listening...");
    // Note: The GetContext method blocks while waiting for a request. 
    HttpListenerContext context = listener.GetContext();
    HttpListenerRequest request = context.Request;
    // Obtain a response object.
    HttpListenerResponse response = context.Response;
    // Construct a response.
    string responseString = "<HTML><BODY> Hello world!</BODY></HTML>";
    byte[] buffer = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(responseString);
    // Get a response stream and write the response to it.
    response.ContentLength64 = buffer.Length;
    System.IO.Stream output = response.OutputStream;
    output.Write(buffer,0,buffer.Length);
    // You must close the output stream.
    output.Close();
    listener.Stop();
}
Public Shared Sub SimpleListenerExample(prefixes As String())
    If Not HttpListener.IsSupported Then
        Console.WriteLine("Windows XP SP2 or Server 2003 is required to use the HttpListener class.")
        Return
    End If
    ' URI prefixes are required,
    ' for example "http://contoso.com:8080/index/".
    If prefixes Is Nothing Or prefixes.Length = 0 Then
        Throw New ArgumentException("prefixes")
    End If

    ' Create a listener
    Dim listener = New HttpListener()

    For Each s As String In prefixes
        listener.Prefixes.Add(s)
    Next
    listener.Start()
    Console.WriteLine("Listening...")
    ' Note: The GetContext method blocks while waiting for a request.
    Dim context As HttpListenerContext = listener.GetContext()
    Console.WriteLine("Listening...")
    ' Obtain a response object
    Dim request As HttpListenerRequest = context.Request
    ' Construct a response.
    Dim response As HttpListenerResponse = context.Response
    Dim responseString As String = "<HTML><BODY> Hello world!</BODY></HTML>"
    Dim buffer As Byte() = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(responseString)
    ' Get a response stream and write the response to it.
    response.ContentLength64 = buffer.Length
    Dim output As System.IO.Stream = response.OutputStream
    output.Write(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
    'You must close the output stream.
    output.Close()
    listener.Stop()
End Sub

Remarks

If this instance is already stopped, calling this method has no effect.

After you have stopped an HttpListener object, you can use the Start method to restart it.

Notes to Callers

This member outputs trace information when you enable network tracing in your application. For more information, see Network Tracing in the .NET Framework.

Applies to