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HttpWebResponse.CharacterSet Property

Gets the character set of the response.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property CharacterSet As String
'Usage
Dim instance As HttpWebResponse 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.CharacterSet

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

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.

Try 
   Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(url), HttpWebRequest)
   Dim myHttpWebResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType(myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)

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

   Dim seperator As Char = "/"c
   Dim contenttype As [String] = myHttpWebResponse.ContentType
   ' Retrieve 'text' if the content type is of 'text/html. 
   Dim maintype As [String] = contenttype.Substring(0, contenttype.IndexOf(seperator))
   ' Display only 'text' type. 
   If [String].Compare(maintype, "text") = 0 Then
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + " Content type is 'text'.")
try {
   HttpWebRequest* myHttpWebRequest =
      dynamic_cast<HttpWebRequest*>(WebRequest::Create(url));
   HttpWebResponse* myHttpWebResponse =
      dynamic_cast<HttpWebResponse*>(myHttpWebRequest->GetResponse());

   Console::WriteLine(S"The encoding method used is: {0}",
      myHttpWebResponse->ContentEncoding);
   Console::WriteLine(S"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, S"text") == 0) {
      Console::WriteLine(S"\n Content type is 'text'.");

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0
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