WebResponse Class

Provides a response from a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). This is an abstract class.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Net.WebResponse
    System.Net.HttpWebResponse

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public MustInherit Class WebResponse _
    Implements IDisposable
public abstract class WebResponse : IDisposable

The WebResponse type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone WebResponse Initializes a new instance of the WebResponse class.

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Properties

  Name Description
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ContentLength When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the content length of data being received.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ContentType When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the content type of the data being received.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Headers When overridden in a derived class, gets a collection of header name-value pairs associated with this request.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ResponseUri When overridden in a derived class, gets the URI of the Internet resource that actually responded to the request.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SupportsHeaders Gets a value that indicates whether the Headers property is supported by the descendant class for the WebResponse instance.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Close When overridden by a descendant class, closes the response stream.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Dispose() Releases the resources used by the current instance of the WebResponse class.
Protected method Dispose(Boolean) Called by the Dispose() and Finalize() methods to release the managed and unmanaged resources used by the current instance of the WebResponse class.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetResponseStream When overridden in a descendant class, returns the data stream from the Internet resource.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

The WebResponse class is the abstract base class from which protocol-specific response classes are derived. Applications can participate in request and response transactions in a protocol-agnostic manner using instances of the WebResponse class while protocol-specific classes derived from WebResponse carry out the details of the request.

Client applications do not create WebResponse objects directly; they are created by calling the BeginGetResponse method on a WebRequest instance.

Notes to Inheritors

When you inherit from WebResponse, you must override the following members: ContentLength, ContentType, Close, GetResponseStream, Headers, and ResponseUri.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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.

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