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HttpWebRequest.Method Property

Gets or sets the method for the request.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assemblies:   System (in System.dll)
  System.Net.Requests (in System.Net.Requests.dll)

public override string Method { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The request method to use to contact the Internet resource. The default value is GET.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

No method is supplied.

-or-

The method string contains invalid characters.

The Method property can be set to any of the HTTP 1.1 protocol verbs: GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, or OPTIONS.

If the ContentLength property is set to any value other than -1, the Method property must be set to a protocol property that uploads data.

The following code example sets the Method property to POST.

            // Set the 'Method' property of the 'Webrequest' to 'POST'.
            myHttpWebRequest.Method = "POST";
            Console.WriteLine ("\nPlease enter the data to be posted to the (http://www.contoso.com/codesnippets/next.asp) Uri :");

            // Create a new string object to POST data to the Url. 
            string inputData = Console.ReadLine ();


            string postData = "firstone=" + inputData;
            ASCIIEncoding encoding = new ASCIIEncoding ();
            byte[] byte1 = encoding.GetBytes (postData);

            // Set the content type of the data being posted.
            myHttpWebRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

            // Set the content length of the string being posted.
            myHttpWebRequest.ContentLength = byte1.Length;

            Stream newStream = myHttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream ();

            newStream.Write (byte1, 0, byte1.Length);
            Console.WriteLine ("The value of 'ContentLength' property after sending the data is {0}", myHttpWebRequest.ContentLength);

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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