CookieHandler.Read Method (String, HttpContext)

[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

Reads a cookie.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Web
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)


Dim instance As CookieHandler
Dim name As String
Dim context As HttpContext
Dim returnValue As Byte()

returnValue = instance.Read(name, context)


Public Function Read ( _
    name As String, _
    context As HttpContext _
) As Byte()
public byte[] Read (
    string name,
    HttpContext context
array<unsigned char>^ Read (
    String^ name, 
    HttpContext^ context
public byte[] Read (
    String name, 
    HttpContext context
public function Read (
    name : String, 
    context : HttpContext
) : byte[]


  • name
    Name for the cookie

Return Value

The cookie value, or null if the cookie was not found


Exception type Condition

When 'name' is null or empty.


When name is null or empty

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

See Also


CookieHandler Class
CookieHandler Members
Microsoft.IdentityModel.Web Namespace

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