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Java example source code file (ClientCustomContext.java)

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basiccookiestore, basichttpcontext, clientcustomcontext, defaulthttpclient, exception, httpclient, httpcontext, httpentity, httpget, httpresponse, list, util

The ClientCustomContext.java example source code

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package org.apache.http.examples.client;

import java.util.List;

import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.CookieStore;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.protocol.ClientContext;
import org.apache.http.cookie.Cookie;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.BasicCookieStore;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;
import org.apache.http.protocol.HttpContext;
import org.apache.http.protocol.BasicHttpContext;

 * This example demonstrates the use of a local HTTP context populated with 
 * custom attributes.
public class ClientCustomContext {

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

        // Create a local instance of cookie store
        CookieStore cookieStore = new BasicCookieStore();
        // Create local HTTP context
        HttpContext localContext = new BasicHttpContext();
        // Bind custom cookie store to the local context
        localContext.setAttribute(ClientContext.COOKIE_STORE, cookieStore);
        HttpGet httpget = new HttpGet("http://www.google.com/"); 

        System.out.println("executing request " + httpget.getURI());

        // Pass local context as a parameter
        HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(httpget, localContext);
        HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

        if (entity != null) {
            System.out.println("Response content length: " + entity.getContentLength());
        List<Cookie> cookies = cookieStore.getCookies();
        for (int i = 0; i < cookies.size(); i++) {
            System.out.println("Local cookie: " + cookies.get(i));
        // Consume response content
        if (entity != null) {

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

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