HttpCapabilitiesBase.SupportsXmlHttp Property

Gets a value indicating whether the browser supports receiving XML over HTTP.

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

public virtual bool SupportsXmlHttp { get; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_SupportsXmlHttp ()

public function get SupportsXmlHttp () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the browser supports receiving XML over HTTP; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The following code example shows how to determine whether the browser supports receiving XML over HTTP.

<%@ 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).SupportsXmlHttp)
            labelText = "Browser supports receiving XML over HTTP.";
            labelText = "Browser does not support receiving XML over HTTP.";

        Label1.Text = labelText;

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0