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HttpRequestMessageProperty.SuppressEntityBody Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the body of the message is ignored and only the headers are sent.

Namespace:  System.ServiceModel.Channels
Assemblies:   System.ServiceModel.Http (in System.ServiceModel.Http.dll)
  System.ServiceModel (in System.ServiceModel.dll)

public bool SuppressEntityBody { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the message body is suppressed; otherwise, false. The default is false.

This property is used for empty message requests: for example, a service that accepts a GET request without a message body. In this case, when building the HttpRequestMessageProperty object for the response message, set the SuppressEntityBody property to true.

When interoperating with non-WCF services, it is important to note that certain verbs are expected to contain a message body according to the HTTP standard; these include PUT and POST. Other verbs are expected to suppress the message body; these include GET and HEAD.

HttpRequestMessageProperty reqProps = new HttpRequestMessageProperty();
reqProps.SuppressEntityBody = false;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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