httpcontext current session is null in ashx file

httpcontext current session is null in ashx file  using -'c#,,.net,session,generic-handler'

I saw some questions (Here and Here) but they do not answer my question.
I am trying to call Ajax using "ajax.ashx" file, and in function to access Session.
For some reason, the value of the Session object itself is null.

Use example:

Session = HttpContext.Current.Session // This is null


public virtual void ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
    System.Web.SessionState.HttpSessionState Session = context.Session;
    // This is null

In the Web.config:

<sessionState timeout="1800"></sessionState>


asked Sep 11, 2015 by SetScheid
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1 Answer

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You must add on your handler the IRequiresSessionState on the declaration of it as:

public class YourHandleName : IHttpHandler, IRequiresSessionState 

by default the handlers are not connected with the session to keep them minimum, by adding the IRequiresSessionState you attach them with the session.

answered Sep 11, 2015 by RicTejada