The difference between Server.Transfer and Response.Redirect in ASP.NET

The difference between Server.Transfer and Response.Redirect in ASP.NET

Server.Transfer processes the page from one page directly to the next page without making a round-trip back to the client’s browser. This way is faster, with a little less overhead on the server. However, it does not update the clients URL history list or current URL.

Response.Redirect, as expected, is used to redirect the user’s browser to another page or site. It does perform a trip back to the client where the client’s browser is actually redirected to the new page. The browser history list is updated to reflect the new address.

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  • Anonymous Reply

    thank u for useful info…..but if server.transfer is a better is that means we don’t have to use response.redirect any more?

    May 16, 2008 at 10:42 AM
    • Amr Saafan Reply

      Well, it depends on your case. Because you can’t use query string in Server.Transfer, so this is not the perfect solution after all.

      May 17, 2008 at 11:47 AM
      • Mummy Reply

        you can use query string with server.transfere if you set the preserveForm param to true.
        and I consider 2 functionality is diff. it’s not the same sport :))

        if you are trying to pass an object to the another page. using the httpcontext. you cant use redirect thing.

        also server.transfer can’t send the user to external site.

        simply redirect tells the browser to visit another page.

        May 18, 2020 at 3:49 PM
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