CharacterSet Property

HttpWebResponse::CharacterSet Property

Gets the character set of the response.

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

property String^ CharacterSet {
	String^ get ();

Property Value

Type: System::String
A string that contains the character set of the response.


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: {0}", myHttpWebResponse->ContentEncoding );
   Console::WriteLine( "The character set used is : {0}", myHttpWebResponse->CharacterSet );

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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