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Java example source code file (ClientConnectionRelease.java)

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bufferedreader, clientconnectionrelease, defaulthttpclient, httpclient, httpentity, httpget, httpresponse, io, ioexception, runtimeexception

The ClientConnectionRelease.java example source code

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package org.apache.http.examples.client;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;

import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;

 * This example demonstrates the recommended way of using API to make sure 
 * the underlying connection gets released back to the connection manager.
public class ClientConnectionRelease {

    public final static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        HttpClient httpclient = new DefaultHttpClient();

        HttpGet httpget = new HttpGet("http://www.apache.org/"); 

        // Execute HTTP request
        System.out.println("executing request " + httpget.getURI());
        HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(httpget);


        // Get hold of the response entity
        HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();
        // If the response does not enclose an entity, there is no need
        // to bother about connection release
        if (entity != null) {
            BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(
                    new InputStreamReader(entity.getContent()));
            try {
                // do something useful with the response
            } catch (IOException ex) {

                // In case of an IOException the connection will be released
                // back to the connection manager automatically
                throw ex;
            } catch (RuntimeException ex) {

                // In case of an unexpected exception you may want to abort
                // the HTTP request in order to shut down the underlying 
                // connection and release it back to the connection manager.
                throw ex;
            } finally {

                // Closing the input stream will trigger connection release

        // When HttpClient instance is no longer needed, 
        // shut down the connection manager to ensure
        // immediate deallocation of all system resources


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