HttpWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream(AsyncCallback, Object) HttpWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream(AsyncCallback, Object) HttpWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream(AsyncCallback, Object) HttpWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream(AsyncCallback, Object) Method

Definition

Begins an asynchronous request for a Stream object to use to write data.

public:
 override IAsyncResult ^ BeginGetRequestStream(AsyncCallback ^ callback, System::Object ^ state);
public override IAsyncResult BeginGetRequestStream (AsyncCallback callback, object state);
override this.BeginGetRequestStream : AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult
Public Overrides Function BeginGetRequestStream (callback As AsyncCallback, state As Object) As IAsyncResult

Parameters

state
Object Object Object Object

The state object for this request.

Returns

An IAsyncResult that references the asynchronous request.

Exceptions

The stream is being used by a previous call to BeginGetRequestStream(AsyncCallback, Object)

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TransferEncoding is set to a value and SendChunked is false.

-or-

The thread pool is running out of threads.

The request cache validator indicated that the response for this request can be served from the cache; however, requests that write data must not use the cache. This exception can occur if you are using a custom cache validator that is incorrectly implemented.

In a .NET Compact Framework application, a request stream with zero content length was not obtained and closed correctly. For more information about handling zero content length requests, see Network Programming in the .NET Compact Framework.

Examples

The following code example uses the BeginGetRequestStream method to make an asynchronous request for a stream instance.

#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Net;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Text;
using namespace System::Threading;
ref class HttpWebRequestBeginGetRequest
{
public:
   static ManualResetEvent^ allDone = gcnew ManualResetEvent( false );
   static void Main()
   {
      
      // Create a new HttpWebRequest object.
      HttpWebRequest^ request = dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest^>(WebRequest::Create( "http://www.contoso.com/example.aspx" ));
      
      // Set the ContentType property.
      request->ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
      
      // Set the Method property to 'POST' to post data to the Uri.
      request->Method = "POST";
      
      // Start the asynchronous operation.    
      AsyncCallback^ del = gcnew AsyncCallback(GetRequestStreamCallback);
      request->BeginGetRequestStream( del, request );
      
      // Keep the main thread from continuing while the asynchronous
      // operation completes. A real world application
      // could do something useful such as updating its user interface. 
      allDone->WaitOne();
    }
      

private:
    static void GetRequestStreamCallback(IAsyncResult^ asynchronousResult)
    {
        HttpWebRequest^ request = dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest^>(asynchronousResult->AsyncState);
        
        // End the operation
        Stream^ postStream = request->EndGetRequestStream(asynchronousResult);

        Console::WriteLine("Please enter the input data to be posted:");
        String^ postData = Console::ReadLine();

        // Convert the string into a byte array.
        array<Byte>^ByteArray = Encoding::UTF8->GetBytes(postData);

        // Write to the request stream.
        postStream->Write(ByteArray, 0, postData->Length);
        postStream->Close();

        // Start the asynchronous operation to get the response
        AsyncCallback^ del = gcnew AsyncCallback(GetResponseCallback);
        request->BeginGetResponse(del, request);
    }

   static void GetResponseCallback(IAsyncResult^ asynchronousResult)
   {
      HttpWebRequest^ request = dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest^>(asynchronousResult->AsyncState);

      // End the operation
      HttpWebResponse^ response = dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse^>(request->EndGetResponse(asynchronousResult));
      Stream^ streamResponse = response->GetResponseStream();
      StreamReader^ streamRead = gcnew StreamReader(streamResponse);
      String^ responseString = streamRead->ReadToEnd();
      Console::WriteLine(responseString);
      // Close the stream object
      streamResponse->Close();
      streamRead->Close();

      // Release the HttpWebResponse
      response->Close();
      allDone->Set();
   }
};

void main()
{
   HttpWebRequestBeginGetRequest::Main();
}

using System;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading;

class HttpWebRequestBeginGetRequest
{
    private static ManualResetEvent allDone = new ManualResetEvent(false);

    public static void Main(string[] args)
    {


        // Create a new HttpWebRequest object.
        HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com/example.aspx");

        request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

        // Set the Method property to 'POST' to post data to the URI.
        request.Method = "POST";

        // start the asynchronous operation
        request.BeginGetRequestStream(new AsyncCallback(GetRequestStreamCallback), request);

        // Keep the main thread from continuing while the asynchronous
        // operation completes. A real world application
        // could do something useful such as updating its user interface. 
        allDone.WaitOne();
    }

    private static void GetRequestStreamCallback(IAsyncResult asynchronousResult)
    {
        HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)asynchronousResult.AsyncState;
        
        // End the operation
        Stream postStream = request.EndGetRequestStream(asynchronousResult);

        Console.WriteLine("Please enter the input data to be posted:");
        string postData = Console.ReadLine();

        // Convert the string into a byte array.
        byte[] byteArray = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(postData);

        // Write to the request stream.
        postStream.Write(byteArray, 0, postData.Length);
        postStream.Close();

        // Start the asynchronous operation to get the response
        request.BeginGetResponse(new AsyncCallback(GetResponseCallback), request);
    }

    private static void GetResponseCallback(IAsyncResult asynchronousResult)
    {
        HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)asynchronousResult.AsyncState;

        // End the operation
        HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.EndGetResponse(asynchronousResult);
        Stream streamResponse = response.GetResponseStream();
        StreamReader streamRead = new StreamReader(streamResponse);
        string responseString = streamRead.ReadToEnd();
        Console.WriteLine(responseString);
        // Close the stream object
        streamResponse.Close();
        streamRead.Close();

        // Release the HttpWebResponse
        response.Close();
        allDone.Set();
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Net
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Threading
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Class HttpWebRequestBeginGetRequest
    Public Shared allDone As New ManualResetEvent(False)

    Shared Sub Main()


        ' Create a new HttpWebRequest object.
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com/example.aspx"), _
                 HttpWebRequest)

        ' Set the ContentType property.
        request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"

        '  Set the Method property to 'POST' to post data to the URI.
        request.Method = "POST"

        ' Start the asynchronous operation.		
        Dim result As IAsyncResult = _
            CType(request.BeginGetRequestStream(AddressOf GetRequestStreamCallback, request), _
            IAsyncResult)

        ' Keep the main thread from continuing while the asynchronous
        ' operation completes. A real world application
        ' could do something useful such as updating its user interface. 
        allDone.WaitOne()
    End Sub ' Main

    Private Shared Sub GetRequestStreamCallback(ByVal asynchronousResult As IAsyncResult)
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = CType(asynchronousResult.AsyncState, HttpWebRequest)
        
        ' End the operation
        Dim postStream As Stream = request.EndGetRequestStream(asynchronousResult)
        Console.WriteLine("Please enter the input data to be posted:")
        Dim postData As [String] = Console.ReadLine()
        
        '  Convert the string into byte array.
        Dim byteArray As Byte() = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(postData)

        ' Write to the stream.
        postStream.Write(byteArray, 0, postData.Length)
        postStream.Close()

        ' Start the asynchronous operation to get the response
        Dim result As IAsyncResult = _
            CType(request.BeginGetResponse(AddressOf GetResponseCallback, request), _
            IAsyncResult)
    End Sub ' ReadRequestStreamCallback

    Private Shared Sub GetResponseCallback(ByVal asynchronousResult As IAsyncResult)
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = CType(asynchronousResult.AsyncState, HttpWebRequest)
        
        '  Get the response.
        Dim response As HttpWebResponse = CType(request.EndGetResponse(asynchronousResult), _
           HttpWebResponse)
        
        Dim streamResponse As Stream = response.GetResponseStream()
        Dim streamRead As New StreamReader(streamResponse)
        Dim responseString As String = streamRead.ReadToEnd()
        
        Console.WriteLine(responseString)
        
        ' Close Stream object.
        streamResponse.Close()
        streamRead.Close()

        ' Release the HttpWebResponse.
        allDone.Set()
        response.Close()
    End Sub ' ReadResponseCallback
            
End Class ' HttpWebRequest_BeginGetRequest

Remarks

The BeginGetRequestStream method starts an asynchronous request for a stream used to send data for the HttpWebRequest. The asynchronous callback method uses the EndGetRequestStream method to return the actual stream.

The BeginGetRequestStream method requires some synchronous setup tasks to complete (DNS resolution, proxy detection, and TCP socket connection, for example) before this method becomes asynchronous. As a result, this method should never be called on a user interface (UI) thread because it might take considerable time (up to several minutes depending on network settings) to complete the initial synchronous setup tasks before an exception for an error is thrown or the method succeeds.

To learn more about the thread pool, see The managed thread pool.

Note

Your application cannot mix synchronous and asynchronous methods for a particular request. If you call the BeginGetRequestStream method, you must use the BeginGetResponse method to retrieve the response.

Note

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

See also