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WebRequest.ContentType Property

When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the content type of the request data being sent.

Namespace: System.Net
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public virtual string ContentType { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_ContentType ()

/** @property */
public void set_ContentType (String value)

public function get ContentType () : String

public function set ContentType (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The content type of the request data.

Exception typeCondition

NotImplementedException

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The ContentType property contains the media type of the request. This is typically the MIME encoding of the content.

NoteNote:

The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

The following example sets the ContentType property to the appropriate media type.


// Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.ContentType="application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

// Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.ContentLength=byteArray.Length;
Stream newStream=myWebRequest.GetRequestStream();
newStream.Write(byteArray,0,byteArray.Length);

// Close the Stream object.
newStream.Close();

// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
WebResponse myWebResponse=myWebRequest.GetResponse();


// Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.set_ContentType("application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
// Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.set_ContentLength(byteArray.get_Length());
Stream newStream = myWebRequest.GetRequestStream();
newStream.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.get_Length());
// Close the Stream object.
newStream.Close();
// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' 
// variable.
WebResponse myWebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse();

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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