HttpWebRequest.Method Property

Gets or sets the method for the request.

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

Public Overrides Property Method As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The request method to use to contact the Internet resource. The default value is GET.


No method is supplied.


The method string contains invalid characters.


This property is not implemented.


The Method property is not GET or POST.

The Method property can only be set to GET and POST methods. Any other HTTP 1.1 or 1.0 protocol verbs (HEAD, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, or OPTIONS, for example) will throw a NotSupportedException exception.

If an application implements a custom WebRequest class and does not override the Method property, then the NotImplementedException is thrown.

' Change this Uri to a public server
Dim myUri As System.Uri = New Uri("")

' Create a 'HttpWebRequest' object.
Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(myUri)

' Set the 'Method' property to "POST".

' Set the 'ContentType' property.

' Get the 'ContentType' property and print the current value
outputBlock.Text &= "HttpWebRequest.ContentType: "
outputBlock.Text &= myHttpWebRequest.ContentType
outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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