WebException Class

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The exception that is thrown when an error occurs while accessing the network through a pluggable protocol.

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

public class WebException : InvalidOperationException

The WebException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodWebException()()()()Initializes a new instance of the WebException class.
Public methodWebException(String)Initializes a new instance of the WebException class with the specified error message.
Public methodWebException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the WebException class with the specified error message and nested exception.
Public methodWebException(String, WebExceptionStatus)Initializes a new instance of the WebException class with the specified error message and status.
Public methodWebException(String, Exception, WebExceptionStatus, WebResponse)Initializes a new instance of the WebException class with the specified error message, nested exception, status, and response.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyResponseGets the response that the remote host returned.
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStatusGets the status of the response.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected fieldm_HResult (Inherited from Exception.)
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The WebException class is thrown by classes descended from WebRequest and WebResponse that implement pluggable protocols for accessing the Internet.

When WebException is thrown by a descendant of the WebRequest class, the Response property provides the Internet response to the application.

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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