HttpWebRequest.TransferEncoding Property

Gets or sets the value of the Transfer-encoding HTTP header.

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

public string TransferEncoding { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_TransferEncoding ()

/** @property */
public void set_TransferEncoding (String value)

public function get TransferEncoding () : String

public function set TransferEncoding (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The value of the Transfer-encoding HTTP header. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition


TransferEncoding is set when SendChunked is false.


TransferEncoding is set to the value "Chunked".

Before you can set the TransferEncoding property, you must first set the SendChunked property to true. Clearing TransferEncoding by setting it to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) has no effect on the value of SendChunked.

Values assigned to the TransferEncoding property replace any existing contents.


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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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