When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the content type of the request data being sent.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.
The property contains the media type of the request. This is typically the MIME encoding of the content.
The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.
The following example sets the property to the appropriate media type.
' Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest. myWebRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" ' Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest. myWebRequest.ContentLength = byteArray.Length Dim newStream As Stream = myWebRequest.GetRequestStream() newStream.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.Length) ' Close the Stream object. newStream.Close() ' Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable. Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()
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)
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