O.O O.O - 3 months ago 63
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();


with

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


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

Answer

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();
    }

    httpRequest.CookieContainer.Add(cookie);
    return true;
}

Then you can have code like:

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