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Method Property

HttpWebResponse.Method Property

Gets the method that is used to return the response.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assemblies:   System (in System.dll)
  System.Net.Requests (in System.Net.Requests.dll)

public virtual string Method { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the HTTP method that is used to return the response.

ExceptionCondition
ObjectDisposedException

The current instance has been disposed.

Method returns the method that is used to return the response. Common HTTP methods are GET, HEAD, POST, PUT, and DELETE.

The following example checks the string contained in Method, to determine the Http method invoked by the Web server.

        try 
 		  {	
            // Creates an HttpWebRequest for the specified URL. 
				HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
				HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 
				string method ;
				method = myHttpWebResponse.Method;
				if (String.Compare(method,"GET") == 0)
					Console.WriteLine("\nThe 'GET' method was successfully invoked on the following Web Server : {0}",
									   myHttpWebResponse.Server);
				// Releases the resources of the response.
				myHttpWebResponse.Close();
          } 
		catch(WebException e) 
		   {
		        Console.WriteLine("\nWebException raised. The following error occured : {0}",e.Status); 
           }
		catch(Exception e)
			{
				Console.WriteLine("\nThe following Exception was raised : {0}",e.Message);
			}
	}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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