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(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

stream_context_create — Create a streams context


resource stream_context_create ([ array $options [, array $params ]] )

Creates and returns a stream context with any options supplied in options preset.

options must be an associative array of associative arrays in the format $arr['wrapper']['option'] = $value. It defaults to an empty array.

params must be an associative array in the format $arr['parameter'] = $value. Refer to stream_context_set_params() for a listing of standard stream parameters.

Note: The params argument was added to PHP 6.0.0.

Example#1 Using stream_context_create()

= array(
'header'=>"Accept-language: en\r\n" 
"Cookie: foo=bar\r\n"

$context stream_context_create($opts);

/* Sends an http request to
   with additional headers shown above */
$fp fopen('''r'false$context);

See also stream_context_set_option(), and Listing of supported wrappers with context options (List of Supported Protocols/Wrappers).