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FileWebRequest.ContentLength Property

Gets or sets the content length of the data being sent.

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

public override long ContentLength { get; set; }
/** @property */
public long get_ContentLength ()

/** @property */
public void set_ContentLength (long value)

public override function get ContentLength () : long

public override function set ContentLength (value : long)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The number of bytes of request data being sent.

Exception typeCondition


ContentLength is less than 0.

The following code example sets the content length of the data being sent. Refer to the complete example in the FileWebRequest class.

// Set the ContentLength property.
myFileWebRequest.ContentLength = byteArray.Length;

string contentLength = myFileWebRequest.ContentLength.ToString ();

Console.WriteLine ("\nThe content length is {0}.", contentLength);

// Set the ContentLength property.
String contentLength = 
    (new Long(myFileWebRequest.get_ContentLength())).ToString();
Console.WriteLine("\nThe content length is {0}.", contentLength);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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