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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 */
public String get_ContentType ()

public override function get ContentType () : String

Property Value

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);
     }
}

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}",
            System.Convert.ToString(myFileWebResponse.get_ContentLength()),
            myFileWebResponse.get_ContentType());

        // Release resources of response object.
        myFileWebResponse.Close();
    }
    catch (WebException e) {
        Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException thrown.The Reason for failure "
            + " is : {0}", e.get_Status());
    }
    catch (System.Exception e) {
        Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",
            e.get_Message());
    }
} //GetPage

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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