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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 Value

Type: System.String
The content type of the request data.
ExceptionCondition
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->ContentType=S"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();

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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