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HttpContent Class

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

A base class representing an HTTP entity body and content headers.

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

public abstract class HttpContent : IDisposable

The HttpContent type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Protected methodHttpContentInitializes a new instance of the HttpContent class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyHeadersGets the HTTP content headers as defined in RFC 2616.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCopyToAsync(Stream)Serialize the HTTP content into a stream of bytes and copies it to the stream object provided as the stream parameter.
Public methodCopyToAsync(Stream, TransportContext)Serialize the HTTP content into a stream of bytes and copies it to the stream object provided as the stream parameter.
Protected methodCreateContentReadStreamAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a memory stream as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodDispose()Releases the unmanaged resources and disposes of the managed resources used by the HttpContent.
Protected methodDispose(Boolean)Releases the unmanaged resources used by the HttpContent and optionally disposes of the managed resources.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodLoadIntoBufferAsync()Serialize the HTTP content to a memory buffer as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodLoadIntoBufferAsync(Int64)Serialize the HTTP content to a memory buffer as an asynchronous operation.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReadAsByteArrayAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a byte array as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodReadAsStreamAsyncSerialize the HTTP content and return a stream that represents the content as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodReadAsStringAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a string as an asynchronous operation.
Protected methodSerializeToStreamAsyncSerialize the HTTP content to a stream as an asynchronous operation.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodTryComputeLengthDetermines whether the HTTP content has a valid length in bytes.
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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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