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HttpResponse.ContentEncoding Property

Gets or sets the HTTP character set of the output stream.

Namespace:  System.Web
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public Encoding ContentEncoding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding
A Encoding object that contains information about the character set of the current response.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

Attempted to set ContentEncoding to null.

Default ContentEncoding can be specified in an ASP.NET configuration file in the globalization Element (ASP.NET Settings Schema) section. If ContentEncoding is specified by the client, the default configuration settings are overridden.

The following example writes a human-readable description of the character set encoding to the output stream.

Response.Write (Response.ContentEncoding.EncodingName);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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