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HttpMethod Class

HttpMethod Class

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

A helper class for retrieving and comparing standard HTTP methods and for creating new HTTP methods.


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

public class HttpMethod : IEquatable<HttpMethod>

The HttpMethod type exposes the following members.

Public methodHttpMethodInitializes a new instance of the HttpMethod class with a specific HTTP method.

Public propertyStatic memberDeleteRepresents an HTTP DELETE protocol method.
Public propertyStatic memberGetRepresents an HTTP GET protocol method.
Public propertyStatic memberHeadRepresents an HTTP HEAD protocol method. The HEAD method is identical to GET except that the server only returns message-headers in the response, without a message-body.
Public propertyMethodAn HTTP method.
Public propertyStatic memberOptionsRepresents an HTTP OPTIONS protocol method.
Public propertyStatic memberPostRepresents an HTTP POST protocol method that is used to post a new entity as an addition to a URI.
Public propertyStatic memberPutRepresents an HTTP PUT protocol method that is used to replace an entity identified by a URI.
Public propertyStatic memberTraceRepresents an HTTP TRACE protocol method.

Public methodEquals(HttpMethod)Determines whether the specified HttpMethod is equal to the current Object.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Overrides Object.Equals(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 a hash function for this type. (Overrides Object.GetHashCode().)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Overrides Object.ToString().)

Public operatorStatic memberEqualityThe equality operator for comparing two HttpMethod objects.
Public operatorStatic memberInequalityThe inequality operator for comparing two HttpMethod objects.

The most common usage of HttpMethod is to use one of the static properties on this class.  However, if an app needs a different value for the HTTP method, the HttpMethod constructor initializes a new instance of the HttpMethod with an HTTP method that the app specifies.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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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