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Controller.Content Method (String, String, Encoding)

Creates a content result using a string, the content type, and content encoding.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

protected internal virtual ContentResult Content(
	string content,
	string contentType,
	Encoding contentEncoding
)

Parameters

content
Type: System.String
The content to write to the response.
contentType
Type: System.String
The content type (MIME type).
contentEncoding
Type: System.Text.Encoding
The content encoding.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.ContentResult
The content result instance.

The result object that is prepared by this method is written to the response by the MVC framework when the object is executed.

The example in this section shows how to use markup and code to display "Use <b> for bold text" in the browser when the Test Content link is clicked.

The following example shows markup that invokes the TestContent method.

<%= Html.ActionLink("Test Content Type Encoding", 
         "TstContentTypeEncoding",
        new { id = false, sMsg= "Use <b> for bold text"})%>

The following example shows the TestContent method.

public ActionResult TstContentTypeEncoding(bool id, string sMsg) {
    string contentType = "text/plain";
    if (id == false)
        contentType = "text/html";
    return Content(Server.HtmlEncode(Server.UrlDecode(sMsg)),
                   contentType, System.Text.Encoding.UTF8);
}

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