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WebClient.Headers Property

Gets or sets a collection of header name/value pairs associated with the request.

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

property WebHeaderCollection^ Headers {
	WebHeaderCollection^ get ();
	void set (WebHeaderCollection^ value);
/** @property */
public WebHeaderCollection get_Headers ()

/** @property */
public void set_Headers (WebHeaderCollection value)

public function get Headers () : WebHeaderCollection

public function set Headers (value : WebHeaderCollection)

Property Value

A WebHeaderCollection containing header name/value pairs associated with this request.

The Headers property contains a WebHeaderCollection instance containing header information that the WebClient sends with the request. This is an unrestricted collection of headers, so setting headers that are restricted by WebRequest descendants such as HttpWebRequest is allowed.

The following code example uses the Headers collection to set the HTTP Content-Type header to application/x-www-form-urlencoded, to notify the server that form data is attached to the post.

String^ uriString;
Console::Write( "\nPlease enter the URI to post data to {for example, http://www.contoso.com}: " );
uriString = Console::ReadLine();
// Create a new WebClient instance.
WebClient^ myWebClient = gcnew WebClient;
Console::WriteLine( "\nPlease enter the data to be posted to the URI {0}:", uriString );
String^ postData = Console::ReadLine();
myWebClient->Headers->Add( "Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" );
// Apply ASCII Encoding to obtain the String^ as a Byte array.
array<Byte>^ byteArray = Encoding::ASCII->GetBytes( postData );
Console::WriteLine( "Uploading to {0} ...", uriString );
// Upload the input String* using the HTTP 1.0 POST method.
array<Byte>^responseArray = myWebClient->UploadData( uriString, "POST", byteArray );
// Decode and display the response.
Console::WriteLine( "\nResponse received was {0}",
   Encoding::ASCII->GetString( responseArray ) );

String uriString;
Console.Write("\nPlease enter the URI to post data to {" 
    + "for example, http://www.contoso.com} : ");
uriString = Console.ReadLine();
// Create a new WebClient instance.
WebClient myWebClient = new WebClient();
Console.WriteLine("\nPlease enter the data to be posted to the" 
    + " URI {0}:", uriString);
String postData = Console.ReadLine();
// Apply ASCII Encoding to obtain the string as a byte array.
ubyte byteArray[] = Encoding.get_ASCII().GetBytes(postData);
Console.WriteLine("Uploading to {0} ...", uriString);
// Upload the input string using the HTTP 1.0 POST method.
ubyte responseArray[] = myWebClient.UploadData(uriString, "POST",
// Decode and display the response.
Console.WriteLine("\nResponse received was {0}", Encoding.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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