WebClient.DownloadProgressChanged Event

Definition

Occurs when an asynchronous download operation successfully transfers some or all of the data.

public:
 event System::Net::DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler ^ DownloadProgressChanged;
public event System.Net.DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler? DownloadProgressChanged;
public event System.Net.DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler DownloadProgressChanged;
member this.DownloadProgressChanged : System.Net.DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler 
Public Custom Event DownloadProgressChanged As DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler 
Public Event DownloadProgressChanged As DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler 

Event Type

DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler

Examples

The following code example demonstrates setting an event handler for the DownloadProgressChanged event.

// Sample call : DownLoadFileInBackground4 ("http://www.contoso.com/logs/January.txt");
void DownLoadFileInBackground4( String^ address )
{
   WebClient^ client = gcnew WebClient;
   Uri ^uri = gcnew Uri(address);

   // Specify a DownloadFileCompleted handler here...

   // Specify a progress notification handler.
   client->DownloadProgressChanged += gcnew DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler( DownloadProgressCallback4 );
   
   client->DownloadFileAsync( uri, "serverdata.txt" );
}

static void DownloadProgressCallback4(Object^ sender, DownloadProgressChangedEventArgs^ e)
{
   // Displays the operation identifier, and the transfer progress.
   Console::WriteLine("{0}    downloaded {1} of {2} bytes. {3} % complete...",
      (String ^)e->UserState,
      e->BytesReceived,
      e->TotalBytesToReceive,
      e->ProgressPercentage);
}
// Sample call : DownLoadFileInBackground4 ("http://www.contoso.com/logs/January.txt");
public static void DownLoadFileInBackground4(string address)
{
    WebClient client = new WebClient();
    Uri uri = new Uri(address);

    // Specify a DownloadFileCompleted handler here...

    // Specify a progress notification handler.
    client.DownloadProgressChanged += new DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler(DownloadProgressCallback4);

    client.DownloadFileAsync(uri, "serverdata.txt");
}

private static void DownloadProgressCallback4(object sender, DownloadProgressChangedEventArgs e)
{
    // Displays the operation identifier, and the transfer progress.
    Console.WriteLine("{0}    downloaded {1} of {2} bytes. {3} % complete...",
        (string)e.UserState,
        e.BytesReceived,
        e.TotalBytesToReceive,
        e.ProgressPercentage);
}
' Sample call : DownLoadFileInBackground4 ("http://www.contoso.com/logs/January.txt");
Public Shared Sub DownLoadFileInBackground4(ByVal address As String)

    Dim client As WebClient = New WebClient()

    ' Specify a DownloadFileCompleted handler here...

    '  Specify a progress notification handler.
    AddHandler client.DownloadProgressChanged, AddressOf DownloadProgressCallback4

    Dim uri as Uri = New Uri(address)
    client.DownloadFileAsync(uri, "serverdata.txt")

End Sub

Private Shared Sub DownloadProgressCallback4(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DownloadProgressChangedEventArgs)
    ' Displays the operation identifier, and the transfer progress.
    Console.WriteLine("{0}    downloaded {1} of {2} bytes. {3} % complete...", _
    CStr(e.UserState), e.BytesReceived, e.TotalBytesToReceive, e.ProgressPercentage)
End Sub

Remarks

This event is raised each time an asynchronous download makes progress. This event is raised when downloads are started using any of the following methods.

Method Description
DownloadDataAsync Downloads data from a resource and returns a Byte array, without blocking the calling thread.
DownloadFileAsync Downloads data from a resource to a local file, without blocking the calling thread.
OpenReadAsync Returns the data from a resource, without blocking the calling thread.

The DownloadProgressChangedEventHandler is the delegate for this event. The DownloadProgressChangedEventArgs class provides the event handler with event data.

For more information about how to handle events, see Handling and Raising Events.

Note

A passive FTP file transfer will always show a progress percentage of zero, since the server did not send the file size. To show progress, you can change the FTP connection to active by overriding the GetWebRequest(Uri) virtual method:

internal class MyWebClient : WebClientProtocol
{
    protected override WebRequest GetWebRequest(Uri address)
    {
        FtpWebRequest req = (FtpWebRequest)base.GetWebRequest(address);
        req.UsePassive = false;
        return req;
    }
}

Applies to