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HttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding Property

Gets the method that is used to encode the body of the response.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public string ContentEncoding { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that describes the method that is used to encode the body of the response.
ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The current instance has been disposed.

The ContentEncoding property contains the value of the Content-Encoding header returned with the response.

The following example uses the ContentEncoding property to obtain the value of the Content-Encoding header returned with the response.

	try 
 		  {	
			HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
			HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 

			Console.WriteLine("The encoding method used is: " + myHttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding);
			Console.WriteLine("The character set used is :" + myHttpWebResponse.CharacterSet);

			char seperator = '/';
			String contenttype = myHttpWebResponse.ContentType;
			// Retrieve 'text' if the content type is of 'text/html.
			String maintype = contenttype.Substring(0,contenttype.IndexOf(seperator));
			// Display only 'text' type. 
			if (String.Compare(maintype,"text") == 0) 
				{
				Console.WriteLine("\n Content type is 'text'.");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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