How to get user friendly error message out of WebException

Hello everybody,

today I want to leave a short notice on how to get user friendly text of WebException. Imagine that you need to know which part of data in your json is missing. How can you quickly figure out which part? For one of my projects I wanted to get easy way of saying user which field is potentially missing. In order to achieve that I've used following fragment:

catch (WebException ex)
{
  string errorMessage = string.Empty;
  if (ex.Response != null)
  {
      using (var errorResponse = (HttpWebResponseex.Response)
      {
          using (var reader = new StreamReader(errorResponse.GetResponseStream()))
          {
              errorMessage = reader.ReadToEnd();
          }
      }
  }

After that I've just used to throw exception with adding additional details over Data property of Exception class.

 

 

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