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FileWebResponse.ContentLength Property

Gets the length of the content in the file system resource.

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

public override long ContentLength { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The number of bytes returned from the file system resource.

The ContentLength property contains the length, in bytes, of the file system resource.

The following example uses the ContentLength property to obtain the content length of the file system resource.

public static void GetPage(String url) 
 {
   try 
     {     
         Uri fileUrl = new Uri("file://"+url);
         // Create a 'FileWebrequest' object with the specified Uri.
         FileWebRequest myFileWebRequest = (FileWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(fileUrl); 
         // Send the 'fileWebRequest' and wait for response.    
         FileWebResponse myFileWebResponse = (FileWebResponse)myFileWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
         // Print the ContentLength and ContentType properties received as headers in the response object.
         Console.WriteLine("\nContent length :{0}, Content Type : {1}",myFileWebResponse.ContentLength,myFileWebResponse.ContentType);  
         // Release resources of response object.
         myFileWebResponse.Close();
     } 
   catch(WebException e) 
     {
         Console.WriteLine("\r\nWebException thrown.The Reason for failure is : {0}",e.Status); 
     }
   catch(Exception e)
     {
         Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",e.Message);
     }
}
void GetPage(String* url) {
   try {
      Uri* fileUrl = new Uri(String::Concat(S"file://", url));
      // Create a 'FileWebrequest' Object* with the specified Uri.
      FileWebRequest* myFileWebRequest = dynamic_cast<FileWebRequest*>(WebRequest::Create(fileUrl));
      // Send the 'fileWebRequest' and wait for response.
      FileWebResponse* myFileWebResponse = dynamic_cast<FileWebResponse*>(myFileWebRequest->GetResponse());
      // Print the ContentLength and ContentType properties received as headers in the response Object*.
      Console::WriteLine(S"\nContent length : {0}, Content Type : {1}", __box(myFileWebResponse->ContentLength), myFileWebResponse->ContentType);
      // Release resources of response Object*.
      myFileWebResponse->Close();
   } catch (WebException* e) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"\r\nWebException thrown.The Reason for failure is : {0}", __box( e->Status));
   } catch (Exception* e) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}", e->Message);
   }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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