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HttpRequestMessageProperty.SuppressEntityBody Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the body of the message is ignored and only the headers are sent.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public bool SuppressEntityBody { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the message body is suppressed; otherwise, false. The default is false.

This property is used for empty message requests: for example, a service that accepts a GET request without a message body. In this case, when building the HttpRequestMessageProperty object for the response message, set the SuppressEntityBody property to true.

When interoperating with non-WCF services, it is important to note that certain verbs are expected to contain a message body according to the HTTP standard; these include PUT and POST. Other verbs are expected to suppress the message body; these include GET and HEAD.

HttpRequestMessageProperty reqProps = new HttpRequestMessageProperty();
reqProps.SuppressEntityBody = false;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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