How do i check for a 302 response? WebRequest

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asked Sep 8, 2009 by acidzombie24

Using WebRequest i want to know if i get a "302 Moved Temporarily" response instead of automatically get the new url

3 Answers

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answered Sep 8, 2009 by noon-silk

Like so:

HttpWebResponse response;
int code = (int) response.StatusCode;

The code should be

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answered Sep 8, 2009 by devstuff

If you want to detect a redirect response, instead of following it automatically create the WebRequest and set the AllowAutoRedirect property to false:

HttpWebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(someUrl) as HttpWebRequest;
request.AllowAutoRedirect = false;
HttpWebResponse response = request.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
if (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.Redirect || 
    response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.MovedPermanently)
    // Do something here...
    string newUrl = response.Headers["Location"];
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answered Sep 13, 2013 by zibri

VB Net Code

Function GetRealUrl(someUrl As String) As String
        Dim req As HttpWebRequest = TryCast(WebRequest.Create(someUrl), HttpWebRequest)
        req.AllowAutoRedirect = False
        Dim response As HttpWebResponse = TryCast(req.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)
        If response.StatusCode = HttpStatusCode.Redirect OrElse response.StatusCode = HttpStatusCode.MovedPermanently Then
            ' Do something...
            Dim newUrl As String = response.Headers("Location")
            getrealurl = newUrl
            getrealurl = someUrl
        End If
End Function
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