[IronPython] Silverlight and Catching HttpWebRequest Errors

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon May 12 06:40:03 PDT 2008


Jimmy Schementi wrote:
> The actual type returned by HttpWebRequest.Create() is a BrowserHttpWebRequest, but it's internal (not sure why). Anyway, it has a ProgressFailed event you can hook.
>
>   

Ok - I'll try that. Thanks Jimmy.

> PS. If you REALLY want synchronous downloading, just hack on XMLHttpRequest
>
> def download(url):
>     request = HtmlPage.Window.CreateInstance("XMLHttpRequest")
>     request.Invoke("open", "GET", url, false) # false means synchronous
>     request.Invoke("send", "")
>     return request.GetProperty("responseText")
>
> :)
>
>   

Is that cross-browser?

Thanks

Michael
http://www.ironpythoninaction.com/



> ~js
> ________________________________________
> From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord [fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk]
> Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 12:58 AM
> To: Discussion of IronPython
> Subject: [IronPython] Silverlight and Catching HttpWebRequest Errors
>
> Hello guys,
>
> I have a problem with catching network errors raised by HttpWebRequest
> in Silverlight. (Not necessarily an IronPython specific question - but
> you guys are so intelligent you are always the first place I turn...)
>
> HttpWebRequest uses an async model for fetching resources. If there is a
> problem (triggered usually by a slow response from the server), then it
> can happen *after* I have made the request - but before my callback is
> invoked. This gives me nowhere to catch the exception, as effectively it
> happens 'inside Silverlight'. I wondered if there was a solution... ?
>
>
> def callback(asyncResult):
>     ...
>
> uri = Uri(some_url)
> req = HttpWebRequest.Create(uri)
>
> req.BeginGetResponse(AsyncCallback(callback), object())
>
> The error occurs after BeginGetResponse, but before calback. Any ideas
> for catching it?
>
> Michael Foord
> http://www.ironpythoninaction.com/
>
>
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