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HttpWebRequest.Method Property

Gets or sets the method for the request.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public override function get Method () : String 
public override function set Method (value : String)

Property Value

Type: System.String
The request method to use to contact the Internet resource. The default value is GET.


No method is supplied.


The method string contains invalid characters.

The Method property can be set to any of the HTTP 1.1 protocol verbs: GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, or OPTIONS.

If the ContentLength property is set to any value other than -1, the Method property must be set to a protocol property that uploads data.

The following code example sets the Method property to POST.

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// Set the 'Method' property of the 'Webrequest' to 'POST'.
Console::WriteLine(S"\nPlease enter the data to be posted to the ( Uri :");
// Create a new String* Object* to POST data to the Url.
String* inputData = Console::ReadLine();

String* postData = String::Concat(S"firstone= ", inputData);
ASCIIEncoding* encoding = new ASCIIEncoding();
Byte byte1[] = encoding->GetBytes(postData);
// Set the content type of the data being posted.
myHttpWebRequest->ContentType = S"application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
// Set the content length of the String* being posted.
Stream* newStream = myHttpWebRequest->GetRequestStream();
newStream->Write(byte1, 0, byte1->Length);
Console::WriteLine(S"The value of 'ContentLength' property after sending the data is {0}",
// Close the Stream Object*.

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0