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HttpWebRequest.Method Property

Gets or sets the method for the request.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assemblies:   System.Net.Requests (in System.Net.Requests.dll)
  System (in System.dll)

public override string Method { get; set; }

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

No method is supplied.

-or-

The method string contains invalid characters.

The Method property can be set to any of the HTTP 1.1 protocol verbs: GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, DELETE, TRACE, or OPTIONS.

If the ContentLength property is set to any value other than -1, the Method property must be set to a protocol property that uploads data.

The following code example sets the Method property to POST.

            // Set the 'Method' property of the 'Webrequest' to 'POST'.
            myHttpWebRequest.Method = "POST";
            Console.WriteLine ("\nPlease enter the data to be posted to the (http://www.contoso.com/codesnippets/next.asp) Uri :");

            // Create a new string object to POST data to the Url. 
            string inputData = Console.ReadLine ();


            string postData = "firstone=" + inputData;
            ASCIIEncoding encoding = new ASCIIEncoding ();
            byte[] byte1 = encoding.GetBytes (postData);

            // Set the content type of the data being posted.
            myHttpWebRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

            // Set the content length of the string being posted.
            myHttpWebRequest.ContentLength = byte1.Length;

            Stream newStream = myHttpWebRequest.GetRequestStream ();

            newStream.Write (byte1, 0, byte1.Length);
            Console.WriteLine ("The value of 'ContentLength' property after sending the data is {0}", myHttpWebRequest.ContentLength);

            // Close the Stream object.
            newStream.Close ();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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