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FileWebResponse.ContentLength Property

Gets the length of the content in the file system resource.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ContentLength As Long

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The number of bytes returned from the file system resource.

The ContentLength property contains the length, in bytes, of the file system resource.

The following example uses the ContentLength property to obtain the content length of the file system resource.


Public Shared Sub GetPage(url As [String])

    Try
        Dim fileUrl As New Uri("file://" + url)
        ' Create a 'FileWebrequest' object with the specified Uri 
        Dim myFileWebRequest As FileWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(fileUrl), FileWebRequest)
        ' Send the 'fileWebRequest' and wait for response.    
        Dim myFileWebResponse As FileWebResponse = CType(myFileWebRequest.GetResponse(), FileWebResponse)

        ' The ContentLength and ContentType received as headers in the response object are also exposed as properties.
        ' These provide information about the length and type of the entity body in the response.
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Content length :{0}, Content Type : {1}", myFileWebResponse.ContentLength, myFileWebResponse.ContentType)
        myFileWebResponse.Close()
    Catch e As WebException
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf + ControlChars.Cr + "The Reason for failure is : {0}", e.Status)
    Catch e As Exception
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "The following exception was raised : {0}", e.Message)
    End Try


.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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