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HttpListenerRequest.HasEntityBody Property

Gets a Boolean value that indicates whether the request has associated body data.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property HasEntityBody As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the request has associated body data; otherwise, false.

A request that sends data to the server using the POST method, for example, should have an entity body.

The following code example demonstrates using this property.


Public Shared Sub ShowRequestData(ByVal request As HttpListenerRequest)
    If Not request.HasEntityBody Then
        Console.WriteLine("No client data was sent with the request.")
        Return
    End If
    Dim body As System.IO.Stream = request.InputStream
    Dim encoding As System.Text.Encoding = request.ContentEncoding
    Dim reader As New System.IO.StreamReader(body, encoding)
    If request.ContentType IsNot Nothing Then
        Console.WriteLine("Client data content type {0}", request.ContentType)
    End If
    Console.WriteLine("Client data content length {0}", request.ContentLength64)

    Console.WriteLine("Start of client data:")
    ' Convert the data to a string and display it on the console.
    Dim s As String = reader.ReadToEnd()
    Console.WriteLine(s)
    Console.WriteLine("End of client data:")
    body.Close()
    reader.Close()
    ' If you are finished with the request, it should be closed also.
End Sub


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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