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MessageEncoder.ContentType Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the MIME content type used by the encoder.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assembly:  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)
public abstract string ContentType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The content type that is supported by the message encoder.

The content type is a Multipurpose Internet Mail Exchange (MIME) header that appears at the beginning of a MIME message as well as within the separate body parts. Content-type headers are used to specify the media type and subtype of data in the body of a message and to fully specify the media type and subtype of data in the body of a message and to specify the character encoding (optional) of the data. An example of a MIME content type that can be supported: “application/soap+xml; charset=’utf8’”.

A grammar that details the syntax of the content-type header is described in RFC 2045, Section 5.1. RFC 2046 provides detailed information on MIME media types and their parameters.

public override string ContentType
        return this.contentType;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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