HttpCapabilitiesBase.Browser Property


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Gets the browser string (if any) that was sent by the browser in the User-Agent request header.

Namespace:   System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string Browser { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The contents of the User-Agent request header sent by the browser.

The following code example shows how to determine the User-Agent request header sent by the browser.

<%@ page language="C#"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">
    void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e)

    void CheckBrowserCaps()
        String labelText = "";
        System.Web.HttpBrowserCapabilities myBrowserCaps = Request.Browser;
        if (((System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase)myBrowserCaps).Browser.ToUpper().IndexOf("IE") >= 0)
            labelText = "Browser is Internet Explorer.";
            labelText = "Browser is not Internet Explorer.";

        Label1.Text = labelText;

<html xmlns="" >
    <title>Browser Capabilities Sample</title>
    <form runat="server" id="form1">
            Browser Capabilities:
            <p/><asp:Label ID="Label1" Runat="server" />

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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