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Default What is the error message for a 500 server error?


I have a command line application that gets information from a webpage. My program does some special things if a 404 error or 500 error is returned.

So I made a try and catch to catch these errors however I can't figure out how to simulate a 500 error so I can't see what the error message would if a 500 error was returned.

For instance the 404 returns this "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found."

What does a 500 error return.

Here is my code I got.

string url = CurrentUrl;
            string strResult = "";

            WebResponse objResponse = null;
            WebRequest objRequest = System.Net.HttpWebRequest.Create(url);

                objResponse = objRequest.GetResponse();
                m_tickStart = DateTime.Now;
                StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(objResponse.GetResponseStream());
                strResult = sr.ReadToEnd();
                // Close and clean up the StreamReader

            catch (WebException ex)

               strResult =  ex.Message.ToString();

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500 is an "Internal Server Error". You should be able to mimic that by having something like an uncaught divide by zero error in your code.


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