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WebClient.Encoding Property

July 28, 2014

Gets and sets the Encoding used to upload and download strings.

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

public Encoding Encoding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
A Encoding that is used to encode strings. The default value of this property is UTF8.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

A null value was passed to set this property.

The UploadStringAsync methods use this property to convert the specified string to a Byte array before uploading the string. For additional information, see the GetBytes method.

When a string is downloaded using the DownloadStringAsync methods, WebClient uses the Encoding returned by this to convert the downloaded Byte array into a string. For additional information, see the GetString method.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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