HttpWebRequest.Abort Method

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Cancels a request to an Internet resource.

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


Public Overrides Sub Abort
public override void Abort()


Exception Condition

This method is not implemented.


The Abort method cancels a request to a resource. After a request is canceled, calling the BeginGetResponse, EndGetResponse, BeginGetRequestStream, or EndGetRequestStream method causes a WebException with the Status property set to RequestCanceled.

In the case of asynchronous requests, it is the responsibility of the client application to implement its own time-out mechanism.

Version Information


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


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