How to: Register a Custom Protocol Using WebRequest

This example shows how to register a protocol specific classthat is defined elsewhere. In this example, CustomWebRequestCreator is the user-implemented object that implements the Create method that returns the CustomWebRequest object. The code example assumes that you have written the CustomWebRequest code that implements the custom protocol.

Example

WebRequest.RegisterPrefix("custom", new CustomWebRequestCreator());  
WebRequest req = WebRequest.Create("custom://customHost.contoso.com/");  
WebRequest.RegisterPrefix("custom", New CustomWebRequestCreator())  
Dim req As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("custom://customHost.contoso.com/")  

Compiling the Code

This example requires:

References to the System.Net namespace.

See Also

Programming Pluggable Protocols