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HttpContent Class

.NET Framework 4.5

A base class representing an HTTP entity body and content headers.

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

public abstract class HttpContent : IDisposable

The HttpContent type exposes the following members.

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Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsHttpContentInitializes a new instance of the HttpContent class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsHeadersGets the HTTP content headers as defined in RFC 2616.
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Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsCopyToAsync(Stream)Serialize the HTTP content into a stream of bytes and copies it to the stream object provided as the stream parameter.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsCopyToAsync(Stream, TransportContext)Serialize the HTTP content into a stream of bytes and copies it to the stream object provided as the stream parameter.
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsCreateContentReadStreamAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a memory stream as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDispose()Releases the unmanaged resources and disposes of the managed resources used by the HttpContent.
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the HttpContent and optionally disposes of the managed resources.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsLoadIntoBufferAsync()Serialize the HTTP content to a memory buffer as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsLoadIntoBufferAsync(Int64)Serialize the HTTP content to a memory buffer as an asynchronous operation.
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsReadAsByteArrayAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a byte array as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsReadAsStreamAsyncSerialize the HTTP content and return a stream that represents the content as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsReadAsStringAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a string as an asynchronous operation.
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsSerializeToStreamAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a stream as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsTryComputeLengthDetermines whether the HTTP content has a valid length in bytes.
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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, 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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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