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FileWebResponse::ContentType Property

Gets the content type of the file system resource.

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

public:
virtual property String^ ContentType {
	String^ get () override;
}

Property Value

Type: System::String
The value "binary/octet-stream".

The ContentType property contains the content type of the file system resource. The value of ContentType is always "binary/octet-stream".

The following example uses the ContentType property to obtain the content type of the file system resource.

void GetPage( String^ url )
{
   try
   {
      Uri^ fileUrl = gcnew Uri( String::Concat( "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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