Replacing response stream in asp net core 1 0 middleware


ASP.NET is a popular programming language used for building web applications. It provides a framework for dynamic websites, web services, and web applications. One of the key features of ASP.NET is its ability to handle HTTP and . In this article, we will explore how to replace the response stream in ASP.NET Core 1.0 middleware.

Understanding ASP.NET Core Middleware

ASP.NET Core middleware is a component that sits between the web server and the application. It processes HTTP requests and HTTP responses. Middleware can be used to perform various tasks such as authentication, logging, and modifying the response stream.

Replacing the Response Stream

In some scenarios, you may need to replace the response stream in ASP.NET Core middleware. For example, you may want to modify the response content or apply custom compression algorithms. To achieve this, you can create a custom middleware and override the default response stream.

public class CustomMiddleware
    private readonly RequestDelegate _next;

    public CustomMiddleware(RequestDelegate next)
        _next = next;

    public async Task Invoke( context)
        // Create a new response stream
        var originalBodyStream = context.Response.Body;
        using (var responseBody = new MemoryStream())
            // Replace the response stream with the custom stream
            context.Response.Body = responseBody;

            // Call the next middleware in the pipeline
            await _next(context);

            // Process the response stream
            responseBody.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.);
            var responseContent = await new StreamReader(responseBody).ReadToEndAsync();

            // Modify the response content if needed
            var modifiedContent = ModifyResponseContent(responseContent);

            // Write the  content to the original response stream
            using (var modifiedBodyStream = new MemoryStream(.GetBytes(modifiedContent)))

    private string ModifyResponseContent(string content)
        // Implement your custom logic to modify the response content

The above code snippet demonstrates a custom middleware that replaces the response stream. The middleware creates a new MemoryStream to store the modified response content. It then replaces the default response stream with the custom stream and calls the next middleware in the pipeline.

After the next middleware has processed the request, the response content is read from the custom stream and modified if needed. In this example, the ModifyResponseContent method converts the content to uppercase. Finally, the modified content is written to the original response stream.

Registering the Custom Middleware

To use the custom middleware in your ASP.NET Core application, you need to register it in the class. Open the Startup.cs file and locate the Configure method. Add the following code to register the custom middleware:

public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app, IHostingEnvironment env)
    // Other middleware registrations


    // Other middleware registrations

By calling the UseMiddleware method and passing the CustomMiddleware type, you can add the custom middleware to the ASP.NET Core pipeline. The middleware will be executed for every HTTP request processed by the application.


In this article, we have explored how to replace the response stream in ASP.NET Core 1.0 middleware. By creating a custom middleware and overriding the default response stream, you can modify the response content or apply custom compression algorithms. This allows you to have more control over the HTTP responses generated by your ASP.NET Core application.

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