HttpCapabilitiesBase.Platform Property


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Gets the name of the platform that the client uses, if it is known.

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

public string Platform { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The operating system that the client uses, if it is known, otherwise the value is set to Unknown.

Some of the possible values for the Platform property are as follows:

  • Unknown

  • Win95

  • Win98

  • Windows NT 5.0 (Windows 2000)

  • Windows NT 5.1 (Windows XP)

  • WinNT (all other versions of Windows NT)

  • Win16

  • WinCE

  • Mac68K

  • MacPPC

  • UNIX

  • WebTV

The following code example shows how to determine whether the browser is running on the Windows NT platform.

<%@ 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).Platform.Equals("WinNT"))
            labelText = "Platform is Windows NT.";
            labelText = "Platform is not Windows NT.";

        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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