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.Net (in System.Net.dll)

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property ContentType As String

Property Value

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


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.


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.EndGetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.