HttpWebResponse.ContentType Property


Gets the content type of the response.

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

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ContentType As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that contains the content type of the response.

Exception Condition

The current instance has been disposed.

The ContentType property contains the value of the Content-Type header returned with the response.

The following example displays the value of this property.

Imports System
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Text
Imports System.IO

    Public Class Test

        ' Specify the URL to receive the request.
        Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        Dim request As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(args(0)), HttpWebRequest)

        ' Set some reasonable limits on resources used by this request
        request.MaximumAutomaticRedirections = 4
        request.MaximumResponseHeadersLength = 4

        ' Set credentials to use for this request.
        request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials

        Dim response As HttpWebResponse = CType(request.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)

        Console.WriteLine("Content length is {0}", response.ContentLength)
        Console.WriteLine("Content type is {0}", response.ContentType)

        ' Get the stream associated with the response.
        Dim receiveStream As Stream = response.GetResponseStream()

        ' Pipes the stream to a higher level stream reader with the required encoding format. 
        Dim readStream As New StreamReader(receiveStream, Encoding.UTF8)

        Console.WriteLine("Response stream received.")
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Test
'The output from this example will vary depending on the value passed into Main 
'but will be similar to the following:
'Content length is 1542
'Content type is text/html; charset=utf-8
'Response stream received.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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