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WebResponse.ContentType Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the content type of the data being received.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Property ContentType As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string that contains the content type of the response.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The ContentType property contains the MIME content type of the response from the Internet resource, if known.

NoteNote

The WebResponse class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebResponse instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by WebRequest.GetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse and FileWebResponse.

The following example uses the ContentType property to obtain the content type of the response.



            ' Create a 'WebRequest' with the specified url. 	
            Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("www.contoso.com")

            ' Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response.
            Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()

            ' The ContentLength and ContentType received as headers in the response object are also exposed as properties.
			   ' These provide information about the length and type of the entity body in the response.
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Content length :{0}, Content Type : {1}", myWebResponse.ContentLength, myWebResponse.ContentType)
            myWebResponse.Close()
            


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.

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