WebHeaderCollection.Add Method (String)


Inserts the specified header into the collection.

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

Public Sub Add (
	header As String


Type: System.String

The header to add, with the name and value separated by a colon.

Exception Condition

header is null or Empty.


header does not contain a colon (:) character.

The length of value is greater than 65535.


The name part of header is Empty or contains invalid characters.


header is a restricted header that should be set with a property.


The value part of header contains invalid characters.


The length the string after the colon (:) is greater than 65535.

The header parameter must be specified in the format "name:value". If the specified header does not exist in the collection, a new header is added to the collection.

If the header specified in header is already present in the collection, the value part of the header is concatenated with the existing value.

The following example adds a name/value pair to a WebHeaderCollection using the Add Method.

Public Shared Sub Main()

        'Create a web request for "www.msn.com".
        Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create("http://www.msn.com"), HttpWebRequest)

        'Get the headers associated with the request.
        Dim myWebHeaderCollection As WebHeaderCollection = myHttpWebRequest.Headers

    Console.WriteLine("Configuring Webrequest to accept Danish and English language using 'Add' method")

 'Add the Accept-Language header (for Danish) in the request.

        'Include English in the Accept-Langauge header. 
        myWebHeaderCollection.Add("Accept-Language","en;q" + ChrW(61) + "0.8")

        'Get the associated response for the above request.
        Dim myHttpWebResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType(myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)

        'Print the headers for the request.
    'Catch exception if trying to add a restricted header.
    Catch e As ArgumentException
    Catch e As WebException
        If e.Status = WebExceptionStatus.ProtocolError Then
            Console.WriteLine("Status Code : {0}", CType(e.Response, HttpWebResponse).StatusCode)
            Console.WriteLine("Status Description : {0}", CType(e.Response, HttpWebResponse).StatusDescription)
            Console.WriteLine("Server : {0}", CType(e.Response, HttpWebResponse).Server)
        End If
    Catch e As Exception
    End Try
End Sub 'Main

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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