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HttpWebResponse.Method Property

Gets the method that is used to return the response.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public virtual string Method { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the HTTP method that is used to return the response.
ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The current instance has been disposed.

Method returns the method that is used to return the response. Common HTTP methods are GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, and DELETE.

The following example checks the string contained in Method, to determine the Http method invoked by the Web server.

        try 
 		  {	
            // Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL. 
				HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
				HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
				string method ;
				method = myHttpWebResponse.Method;
				if (String.Compare(method,"GET") == 0)
					Console.WriteLine("\nThe 'GET' method was successfully invoked on the following Web Server : {0}",
									   myHttpWebResponse.Server);
				// Releases the resources of the response.
				myHttpWebResponse.Close();
          } 
		catch(WebException e) 
		   {
		        Console.WriteLine("\nWebException raised. The following error occured : {0}",e.Status); 
           }
		catch(Exception e)
			{
				Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",e.Message);
			}
	}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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