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WebHeaderCollection.Get Method (Int32)

Get the value of a particular header in the collection, specified by an index into the collection.

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

Public Overrides Function Get ( _
	index As Integer _
) As String
Dim instance As WebHeaderCollection
Dim index As Integer
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = instance.Get(index)
public String Get (
	int index
public override function Get (
	index : int
) : String
Not applicable.



The zero-based index of the key to get from the collection.

Return Value

A String containing the value of the specified header.

Exception typeCondition


index is negative.


index exceeds the size of the collection.

The following code example uses the Get method to retrieve a header value in a WebHeaderCollection.

if (args.Length == 0)
    Console.WriteLine("must specify a URL!");
string server = args[0];

// Create the web request 
HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = 
    (HttpWebRequest) WebRequest.Create(server);
myHttpWebRequest.Timeout = 1000;
// Get the associated response for the above request.
HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = 
    (HttpWebResponse) myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse();

// Get the headers associated with the response.
WebHeaderCollection myWebHeaderCollection = 

for(int i = 0; i < myWebHeaderCollection.Count; i++)
    String header = myWebHeaderCollection.GetKey(i);
    String[] values = 
    if(values.Length > 0) 
        Console.WriteLine("The values of {0} header are : "
                         , header);
        for(int j = 0; j < values.Length; j++) 
            Console.WriteLine("\t{0}", values[j]);
        Console.WriteLine("There is no value associated" +
            "with the header");

// Get the headers again, using new properties (Keys, 
// AllKeys, Clear) and methods (Get and GetKey)

string[] headers = myWebHeaderCollection.AllKeys;

// enumerate through the header collection.
foreach (string s in headers)
    Console.WriteLine("Header {0}, value {1}",
        myWebHeaderCollection.Get(s) );


// show the use of Get(Int32) and GetValue(Int32)
if (myWebHeaderCollection.Count > 0)
    // get the name and value of the first header
    int index=0;
    Console.WriteLine("Header {0}: name {1}, value {2}",



Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0