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GlobalizationSection.RequestEncoding Property

Gets or sets a value specifying the content encoding of HTTP requests.

Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

[ConfigurationPropertyAttribute("requestEncoding", DefaultValue = "utf-8")]
public Encoding RequestEncoding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
The content encoding of HTTP requests. The default is UTF-8.

The RequestEncoding property specifies the assumed encoding of each incoming HTTP request, including posted data and query-string data. If the request comes with a request header containing a ContentType field, the AcceptCharset field of the request header overrides the RequestEncoding of the configuration.

The default encoding is UTF-8, specified in the globalization section of the Machine.config file that was created when the .NET Framework was installed. If the RequestEncoding property is not specified in the Machine.config or Web.config file, encoding defaults to the Regional Options locale setting on the computer. For single-server applications, the RequestEncoding and ResponseEncoding properties should be the same. When using multiple server applications where the default server encodings are different, you can use local Web.config files to vary the RequestEncoding and ResponseEncoding properties.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the RequestEncoding property. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the GlobalizationSection class.

// Display RequestEncoding property.
Console.WriteLine("RequestEncoding: {0}",
  configSection.RequestEncoding);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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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