IIS8 HttpModule not loading RRS feed

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  • User-642472087 posted

    I am trying to test a module on IIS8 (Windows 8) and as far as I can tell it is not being loaded. In order to understand the problem I have broken it down to about the most basic example can find.

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    using System.Web;
    namespace HttpModuleTest
        public class TheModule : IHttpModule
            // In the Init function, register for HttpApplication 
            // events by adding your handlers.
            public void Init(HttpApplication application)
                application.BeginRequest += (new EventHandler(this.Application_BeginRequest));
                application.EndRequest += (new EventHandler(this.Application_EndRequest));
            // Your BeginRequest event handler.
            private void Application_BeginRequest(Object source, EventArgs e)
                HttpApplication application = (HttpApplication)source;
                HttpContext context = application.Context;
                context.Response.Write("<h1><font color=red>HelloWorldModule: Beginning of Request</font></h1><hr>");
            // Your EndRequest event handler.
            private void Application_EndRequest(Object source, EventArgs e)
                HttpApplication application = (HttpApplication)source;
                HttpContext context = application.Context;
                context.Response.Write("<hr><h1><font color=red>HelloWorldModule: End of Request</font></h1>");
            public void Dispose()

    The module has been registered using the IIS user interface which generates the following in web.config:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <identity impersonate="false" />
                <add name="HttpModuleTest" type="HttpModuleTest.TheModule" />

    I have tried running an app pool in clasic mode (module registered in system.web) and Integrated mode (module registered in system.webServer).

    The IIS application has a simple static default.htm page.

    The module dll is deployed in the applications bin folder (and was happily found by the registration UI).

    I am probably missing something very simple/obvious but I cannot understand why the module is not loaded. Any suggestion would be appreciated.


    Friday, August 23, 2013 11:39 AM

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  • User212506688 posted


    Did this work when you ran it from within Visual Studio?

    Maybe try a differetn event like PageLoad...

    Also, did you set the Build Action of the module to Compile?

    HTH, Benjamin

    Friday, October 4, 2013 10:37 AM