WebProxy.BypassProxyOnLocal Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to bypass the proxy server for local addresses.

 property bool BypassProxyOnLocal { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool BypassProxyOnLocal { get; set; }
member this.BypassProxyOnLocal : bool with get, set
Public Property BypassProxyOnLocal As Boolean

Property Value

true to bypass the proxy server for local addresses; otherwise, false. The default value is false.


The following code example demonstrates calling a constructor that sets this property and getting the value of this property.

WebProxy^ CreateProxyWithHostAddress( bool bypassLocal )
   WebProxy^ proxy = gcnew WebProxy( "http://contoso",bypassLocal );
   Console::WriteLine( "Bypass proxy for local URIs?: {0}", 
      proxy->BypassProxyOnLocal );
   return proxy;
public static WebProxy CreateProxyWithHostAddress(bool bypassLocal)
    WebProxy proxy =  new WebProxy("http://contoso", bypassLocal);
    Console.WriteLine("Bypass proxy for local URIs?: {0}",
    return proxy;


The setting of the BypassProxyOnLocal property determines whether to use the proxy server when accessing local Internet resources.

If BypassProxyOnLocal is true, requests to local Internet resources do not use the proxy server. Local requests are identified by the lack of a period (.) in the URI, as in http://webserver/, or access the local server, including http://localhost, http://loopback, or When BypassProxyOnLocal is false, all Internet requests are made through the proxy server.


Requests to a local host with a URI that contain a period use the proxy. To avoid using a proxy in these cases, create an entry for the host in the BypassList.

Applies to