How to: Enable a WebRequest to Use a Proxy to Communicate With the Internet

This example creates a global proxy instance that will enable any WebRequest to use a proxy to communicate with the Internet. The example assumes that the proxy server is named webproxy and that it communicates on port 80, the standard HTTP port.


WebProxy proxyObject = new WebProxy("http://webproxy:80/");  
GlobalProxySelection.Select = proxyObject;  
Dim proxyObject As WebProxy = New WebProxy("http://webproxy:80/")  
GlobalProxySelection.Select = proxyObject  

Compiling the Code

This example requires:

  • References to the System.Net namespace.

See Also

Using Application Protocols
Accessing the Internet Through a Proxy