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HttpWebRequest.Accept Property

Gets or sets the value of the Accept HTTP header.

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

Public Property Accept As String
Dim instance As HttpWebRequest 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.Accept

instance.Accept = value

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value of the Accept HTTP header. The default value is Nothing.

To clear the Accept HTTP header, set the Accept property to Nothing.


The value for this property is stored in WebHeaderCollection. If WebHeaderCollection is set, the property value is lost.

The following code example sets the Accept property.

' Create a 'HttpWebRequest' object. 
Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(myUri)
' Set the 'Accept' property to accept an image of any type.
myHttpWebRequest.Accept = "image/*" 
' The response object of 'HttpWebRequest' is assigned to a 'HttpWebResponse' variable. 
Dim myHttpWebResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType(myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)
// Create a 'HttpWebRequest' object.
HttpWebRequest* myHttpWebRequest = 
// Set the 'Accept' property to accept an image of any type.
// The response object of 'HttpWebRequest' is assigned to a 'HttpWebResponse' variable.
HttpWebResponse* myHttpWebResponse =

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0