HttpWebResponse.CharacterSet Property


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Gets the character set of the response.

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

public string CharacterSet { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that contains the character set of the response.

Exception Condition

The current instance has been disposed.

The CharacterSet property contains a value that describes the character set of the response. This character set information is taken from the header returned with the response.

The following example obtains the character set of the response.

		HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
		HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 

		Console.WriteLine("The encoding method used is: " + myHttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding);
		Console.WriteLine("The character set used is :" + myHttpWebResponse.CharacterSet);

		char seperator = '/';
		String contenttype = myHttpWebResponse.ContentType;
		// Retrieve 'text' if the content type is of 'text/html.
		String maintype = contenttype.Substring(0,contenttype.IndexOf(seperator));
		// Display only 'text' type.
		if (String.Compare(maintype,"text") == 0) 
			Console.WriteLine("\n Content type is 'text'.");

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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