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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
'Usage
Dim instance As WebResponse 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.ContentType

instance.ContentType = value

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()
// Create a 'WebRequest' with the specified url.
WebRequest* myWebRequest = WebRequest::Create(S"http://www.contoso.com");

// Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response.
WebResponse* myWebResponse = myWebRequest->GetResponse();

// Display the content length and content type received as headers in the response object.
Console::WriteLine(S"\nContent length : {0}, Content Type : {1}", __box(myWebResponse->ContentLength),
   myWebResponse->ContentType);

// Release resources of response object.
myWebResponse->Close();

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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