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ContentType Property

WebResponse.ContentType Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the content type of the data being received.

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

public abstract string ContentType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the content type of the response.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

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

The ContentType property contains the MIME content type of the response from the Internet resource, if known.

NoteNote

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 uses the ContentType property to obtain the content type of the response.


                     // Create a 'WebRequest' with the specified url.
			WebRequest myWebRequest = WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com"); 

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

			// Display the content length and content type received as headers in the response object.
			Console.WriteLine("\nContent length :{0}, Content Type : {1}", 
			                             myWebResponse.ContentLength, 
			                             myWebResponse.ContentType);  
			
			// Release resources of response object.
			myWebResponse.Close(); 
			

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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