WebRequest.Credentials Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the network credentials used for authenticating the request with the Internet resource.

Namespace: System.Net
Assembly: System.Net (in System.Net.dll)


Public Overridable Property Credentials As ICredentials
public virtual ICredentials Credentials { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net..::.ICredentials
An ICredentials containing the authentication credentials associated with the request. The default is nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Exception Condition

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.


The Credentials property contains the authentication credentials required to access the Internet resource.


The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of a WebRequest instance at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest..::.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the HttpWebRequest descendant class.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


WebRequest Class

System.Net Namespace