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HttpWebRequest.MaximumResponseHeadersLength Property

Gets or sets the maximum allowed length of the response headers.

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

public int MaximumResponseHeadersLength { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_MaximumResponseHeadersLength ()

/** @property */
public void set_MaximumResponseHeadersLength (int value)

public function get MaximumResponseHeadersLength () : int

public function set MaximumResponseHeadersLength (value : int)

Property Value

The length, in kilobytes (1024 bytes), of the response headers.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

The property is set after the request has already been submitted.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value is less than 0 and is not equal to -1.

The length of the response header includes the response status line and any extra control characters that are received as part of HTTP protocol. A value of -1 means no limit is imposed on the response headers; a value of 0 means that all requests fails.

The following code example sets the value of this property.

using System;
using System.Net;
using System.Text;
using System.IO;


    public class Test
    {
        // Specify the URL to receive the request.
        public static void Main (string[] args)
        {
            HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create (args[0]);

            // Set some reasonable limits on resources used by this request
            request.MaximumAutomaticRedirections = 4;
            request.MaximumResponseHeadersLength = 4;
            // Set credentials to use for this request.
            request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials;
            HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse ();

            Console.WriteLine ("Content length is {0}", response.ContentLength);
            Console.WriteLine ("Content type is {0}", response.ContentType);
             
            // Get the stream associated with the response.
            Stream receiveStream = response.GetResponseStream ();

            // Pipes the stream to a higher level stream reader with the required encoding format. 
            StreamReader readStream = new StreamReader (receiveStream, Encoding.UTF8);

            Console.WriteLine ("Response stream received.");
            Console.WriteLine (readStream.ReadToEnd ());
            response.Close ();
            readStream.Close ();
        }
    }

/*
The output from this example will vary depending on the value passed into Main 
but will be similar to the following:

Content length is 1542
Content type is text/html; charset=utf-8
Response stream received.
<html>
...
</html>

*/

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

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