NullVoxPopuli NullVoxPopuli - 5 months ago 55
reST (reStructuredText) Question

System.Net.Http: missing from namespace? (using .net 4.5)

TL; DR: I'm new to this language and have no idea what I'm doing

here is my class so far:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;
using System.Net;
using System.IO;

public class MyClass
private const string URL = "";
private const string data = @"{""object"":{""name"":""Title""}}";

public static void CreateObject()
HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(URL);
request.Method = "POST";
request.ContentType = "application/json";
request.ContentLength = data.Length;
StreamWriter requestWriter = new StreamWriter(request.GetRequestStream(), System.Text.Encoding.ASCII);

// get the response
WebResponse webResponse = request.GetResponse();
Stream webStream = webResponse.GetResponseStream();
StreamReader responseReader = new StreamReader(webStream);
string response = responseReader.ReadToEnd();
catch (WebException we)
string webExceptionMessage = we.Message;
catch (Exception ex)
// no need to do anything special here....

static void Main(string[] args)

when I do csc filename.cs, I get the following error:

The type or namespace name 'Http' does not exist in the namespace 'System.Net' (are you missing an assembly reference?)


HttpClient lives in the System.Net.Http namespace.

You'll need to add:

using System.Net.Http;

And make sure you are referencing System.Net.Http.dll in .NET 4.5.

The code posted doesn't appear to do anything with webClient. Is there something wrong with the code that is actually compiling using HttpWebRequest?


To open the Add Reference dialog right-click on your project in Solution Explorer and select Add Reference.... It should look something like:

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