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using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
namespace SignalR.Client
public static class ErrorExtensions
/// <summary>
/// Simplifies error recognition by unwrapping complex exceptions.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="ex">The thrown exception.</param>
/// <returns>An unwrapped exception in the form of a SignalRError.</returns>
public static SignalRError GetError(this Exception ex)
ex = ex.Unwrap();
var wex = ex as WebException;
var error = new SignalRError(ex);
if (wex != null && wex.Response != null)
var response = wex.Response as HttpWebResponse;
if (response != null)
error.StatusCode = response.StatusCode;
Stream originStream = response.GetResponseStream();
if (originStream.CanRead)
// We need to copy the stream over and not consume it all on "ReadToEnd". If we consumed the entire stream GetError
// would only be able to be called once per Exception, otherwise you get inconsistent ResponseBody results.
Stream stream = Clone(originStream);
// Consume our copied stream
using (var sr = new StreamReader(stream))
error.ResponseBody = sr.ReadToEnd();
return error;
private static Stream Clone(Stream source)
Stream cloned = new MemoryStream();
byte[] buffer = new byte[2048];// Copy up to 2048 bytes at a time
int copiedBytes;// Maintains how many bytes were read
while ((copiedBytes = source.Read(buffer,0,buffer.Length)) > 0)// Read bytes and copy them into a buffer making sure not to trigger the dispose
cloned.Write(buffer, 0, copiedBytes);// Write the copied bytes from the buffer into the cloned stream
// Move the stream pointers back to the original start locations
source.Seek(0, 0);
cloned.Seek(0, 0);
return cloned;
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