Gets and sets the Encoding used to upload and download strings.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
When a string is downloaded using the DownloadString or DownloadStringAsync methods, WebClient uses the Encoding returned by this to convert the downloaded Byte array into a string. For additional information, see the GetString method.
The following code example demonstrates setting the value of this property.
Public Shared Sub UploadString(ByVal address As String) Dim data As String = "Time = 12:00am temperature = 50" Dim client As WebClient = New WebClient() ' Optionally specify an encoding for uploading and downloading strings. client.Encoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8 ' Upload the data. Dim reply As String = client.UploadString(address, data) ' Disply the server's response. Console.WriteLine(reply) End Sub
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.