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FileWebResponse.ContentType Property

Gets the content type of the file system resource.

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

public override string ContentType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value "binary/octet-stream".

The ContentType property contains the content type of the file system resource. The value of ContentType is always "binary/octet-stream".

The following example uses the ContentType property to obtain the content type of the file system resource.

public static void GetPage(String url) 
 {
   try 
     {     
         Uri fileUrl = new Uri("file://"+url);
         // Create a 'FileWebrequest' object with the specified Uri.
         FileWebRequest myFileWebRequest = (FileWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(fileUrl); 
         // Send the 'fileWebRequest' and wait for response.    
         FileWebResponse myFileWebResponse = (FileWebResponse)myFileWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
         // Print the ContentLength and ContentType properties received as headers in the response object.
         Console.WriteLine("\nContent length :{0}, Content Type : {1}",myFileWebResponse.ContentLength,myFileWebResponse.ContentType);  
         // Release resources of response object.
         myFileWebResponse.Close();
     } 
   catch(WebException e) 
     {
         Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException thrown.The Reason for failure is : {0}",e.Status); 
     }
   catch(Exception e)
     {
         Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",e.Message);
     }
}

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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