WebClient.Encoding Property

Gets and sets the Encoding used to upload and download strings.

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

public:
property Encoding^ Encoding {
	Encoding^ get ();
	void set (Encoding^ value);
}
/** @property */
public Encoding get_Encoding ()

/** @property */
public void set_Encoding (Encoding value)

public function get Encoding () : Encoding

public function set Encoding (value : Encoding)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A Encoding that is used to encode strings. The default value of this property is the encoding returned by Default.

The UploadString and UploadStringAsync methods use this property to convert the specified string to a Byte array before uploading the string. For additional information, see the GetBytes method.

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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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