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WebResponse.Headers Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets a collection of header name-value pairs associated with this request.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assemblies:   System.Net.Requests (in System.Net.Requests.dll)
  System (in System.dll)

Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Headers As WebHeaderCollection

Property Value

Type: System.Net.WebHeaderCollection
An instance of the WebHeaderCollection class that contains header values associated with this response.


Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The Headers property contains the name-value header pairs returned in the response.


The WebResponse class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebResponse instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by WebRequest.GetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse and FileWebResponse.

The following example displays all of the header name-value pairs returned in the WebResponse.

            ' Create a 'WebRequest' object with the specified url 	 
            Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("www.contoso.com")

            ' Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response. 
            Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()

            ' Display all the Headers present in the response received from the URl.
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "The following headers were received in the response")

            ' Headers property is a 'WebHeaderCollection'. Use it's properties to traverse the collection and display each header 
            Dim i As Integer 

            While i < myWebResponse.Headers.Count
                Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Header Name:{0}, Header value :{1}", myWebResponse.Headers.Keys(i), myWebResponse.Headers(i))
		i = i + 1
            End While 

            ' Release resources of response object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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