C# WebServer

This project is not being supported anymore.

You can either use my networking library Griffin.Networking with the HTTP protocol implementation to get something like the standard HttpListener. Both assemblies are available at nuget.

You can also use the new Griffin.WebServer. Which is slowly taking shape. It's a lot faster than C# WebServer.

Current features in Griffin.WebServer

  • File handling
    • Caching
    • Partial downloads (Range support, i.e. continue downloads)
  • Authentication
    • Basic
    • Digest
  • Request body handling
    • multipart/form-data (to handle file uploads)
    • UrlEncoded (the most common body encoding)
    • Support any file size (large files are written to temporary files)
  • Response body handling
    • Allows streaming of large files with low memory usage. Just attach a FileStream etc.
  • Better module support
    • different types of modules which are executed in a specific order (authentication models are for instance always run first)
    • Regex routing module

Legacy information

Features in v1.1

  • HTTP Basic and Digest authentication - The authentication process is activated either by throwing the UnauthorizedException or tagging controller methods with a special attribute.
  • Controllers ("C" in MVC)
  • Template engines ("V" in MVC)
  • Multiple web sites module (serve multiple websites in same server).
  • HTTPS Support (SSL)
  • Multilingual applications
  • Validator - Validates input (got multilingual support)
  • Uniform input handling - Handle querystring/form/xml in the same way (you can add your own decoders too).
  • Helpers
  • Testing Simplified testing of controllers.

Features in v2.0

Version 2.0 is still a beta. Use v1.1 if you need a stable version.
  • MVC
  • External view engines (Spark, NHaml support included)
  • HTTPS
  • HttpFactory -> incject your own types to create a custom server.
  • Abstract logging system -> Very easy to add support for your favorite logging framework. Built in support for console logging.
  • Each header is parsed into an object -> Easier to handle header information.


Click on the documentation tab for examples.

Code documentation

Extremely well-commented source code
C# Webserver is written mostly in C#.

Across all C# projects on Ohloh, 22% of all source code lines are comments. For C# Webserver, this figure is 37%.

This very impressive number of comments puts C# Webserver among the best 10% of all C# projects on Ohloh.

A high number of comments might indicate that the code is well-documented and organized, and could be a sign of a helpful and disciplined development team.


(the text is taken from ohloh)

My very own blog: http://blog.gauffin.org

Last edited Dec 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM by jgauffin, version 73