O.O O.O - 1 year ago 358
C# Question

How to add cookies to WebRequest?

I am trying to unit test some code, and I need to to replace this:

HttpWebRequest httpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create( uri );
httpWebRequest.CookieContainer = new CookieContainer();


WebRequest webRequest = WebRequest.Create( uri );
webRequest.CookieContainer = new CookieContainer();

Basically, how do I get cookies into the request without using a HttpWebRequest?

Answer Source

Based on your comments, you might consider writing an extension method:

public static bool TryAddCookie(this WebRequest webRequest, Cookie cookie)
    HttpWebRequest httpRequest = webRequest as HttpWebRequest;
    if (httpRequest == null)
        return false;

    if (httpRequest.CookieContainer == null)
        httpRequest.CookieContainer = new CookieContainer();

    return true;

Then you can have code like:

WebRequest webRequest = WebRequest.Create( uri );
webRequest.TryAddCookie(new Cookie("someName","someValue"));
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