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throwing an httpexception always sends back http 500 error using -'c#,,http,httpexception'

throwing an httpexception always sends back http 500 error  using -'c#,,http,httpexception'

I'm trying to throw an HTTP 403 error code back at the client. I've read that HttpException is the cleanest way to accomplish this, but it's not working for me. I throw the exception from within a page like this:

throw new HttpException(403,"You must be logged in to access this resource.");

However, this will only give a standard ASP.Net stack trace(with 500 error) when CustomErrors is off. If CustomErrors is on, then this will not redirect to the page I have setup to be displayed when a 403 error occurs. Should I forget about HttpException and instead set all the HTTP codes myself? How do I fix this?

The custom errors part of my Web.Config is this:

<customErrors mode="On" defaultRedirect="GenericErrorPage.html">
      <error statusCode="403" redirect="Forbidden.html" />

Instead of getting Forbidden.html, I'll get GenericErrorPage.html

asked Sep 7, 2015 by rajesh
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