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ASP.NET Podcast Show #98 - Building an IIS7 Http Module (video and audio)

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Show notes:

  • Windows Server 2008.
    • Visual C# Express.
    • Visual Web Developer Express.
  • Class Library in C#.
    • IHttpModule Interface.
    • Init, Dispose.
    • Begin/End Request Events.
    • Other Server Events.
    • Messaging?
  • Web.Config.
  • Example.
  • IIS Manager.
  • WebDev Server vs. IIS7 Service.
  • Error and how to fix it.

Source Code:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Messaging;

namespace IISWatcher
    public class WatchRequests : IHttpModule
        public void Init(System.Web.HttpApplication app)
            app.BeginRequest += new EventHandler(app_BeginRequest);
            app.EndRequest += new EventHandler(app_EndRequest);
        void app_EndRequest(object sender, EventArgs e)
            //HttpApplication app = (HttpApplication)sender;
        void app_BeginRequest(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string strReturn = "\r\n";
            HttpApplication app = (HttpApplication)sender;
            string strAddress = app.Request.UserHostAddress;
            string strUrl = app.Request.Url.AbsoluteUri;
            string strQS = app.Request.QueryString.ToString();
            RequestInfo ri = new RequestInfo();
                "IpAddress: " + strAddress + strReturn + "URL:" + strUrl);
            System.Messaging.MessageQueue msq = new MessageQueue(@".\private$\HttpModuleQueue");
            ri.AbsoluteUri = strUrl;
            ri.IPAddress = strAddress;
            ri.QueryString = strQS;

        public void Dispose()
    public class RequestInfo
        public string IPAddress;
        public string AbsoluteUri;
        public string QueryString;

Web.config for IIS7:

            <add type="IISWatcher.WatchRequests" name="IIS7RequestWatcher"/>

Published Wednesday, August 01, 2007 9:15 PM by admin
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