Controller.Content Method (String, String, Encoding)

Creates a content result object by using a string, the content type, and content encoding.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

'Declaration
Protected Friend Overridable Function Content ( _
	content As String, _
	contentType As String, _
	contentEncoding As Encoding _
) As ContentResult
'Usage
Dim content As String 
Dim contentType As String 
Dim contentEncoding As Encoding 
Dim returnValue As ContentResult 

returnValue = Me.Content(content, _
	contentType, contentEncoding)

Parameters

content
Type: System.String

The content to write to the response.

contentType
Type: System.String

The content type (MIME type).

contentEncoding
Type: System.Text.Encoding

The content encoding.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.ContentResult
The content result instance.

The result object that is prepared by this method is written to the response by the ASP.NET MVC framework when the object is executed.

A Visual Studio project with source code is available to accompany this topic: Download.

The example in this section shows how to use markup and code to display "Use <b> for bold text" in the browser when the Test Content link is clicked.

The following example shows markup that invokes the TestContent method.

<%= Html.ActionLink("Test Content Type Encoding", 
         "TstContentTypeEncoding",
        new { id = false, sMsg= "Use <b> for bold text"})%>

The following example shows the TestContent method.

<ValidateInput(False)> _ 
Public Function TstContentTypeEncoding(ByVal id As Boolean, ByVal sMsg As String) As ActionResult 
    Dim contentType As String = "text/plain" 
    If id = False Then 
        contentType = "text/html" 
    End If 
    Return Content(Server.HtmlEncode(sMsg), contentType, System.Text.Encoding.UTF8) 
End Function 
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