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HtmlForm.Enctype Property

Gets or sets the encoding type a browser uses when posting the form's data to the server.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property Enctype As String
[C#]
public string Enctype {get; set;}
[C++]
public: __property String* get_Enctype();
public: __property void set_Enctype(String*);
[JScript]
public function get Enctype() : String;
public function set Enctype(String);

Property Value

A string that contains the encoding type.

Remarks

Use the Enctype property to specify the encoding type a browser uses to post data back to the server.

The following table shows the common encoding types.

Encoding type Description
application/x-www-form-urlencoded Form data is encoded as name and value pairs. This is the standard encoding format.
multipart/form-data Form data is encoded as a message with a separate part for each control on the page.
text/plain Form data is encoded in plain text, without any control or formatting characters.

For additional information on encoding types, see http://web3.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#form-content-type.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#] The following example demonstrates how to use the Enctype property to specify the encoding type the browser uses to send data back to the server.

[Visual Basic] 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<html> 

<head>

   <script runat="server">

      Protected Sub AddButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

         Dim Answer As Integer

         Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Value) + Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Value)

         AnswerMessage.InnerHtml = Answer.ToString()

      End Sub

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form Method="Post"
         Enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" 
         runat="server">

      <h3> HtmlInputButton Example </h3>

      <table>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="5">

               Enter integer values into the text boxes. <br>
               Click the Add button to add the two values. <br>
               Click the Reset button to reset the text boxes.

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="5">

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td>

               <input ID="Value1"
                      Type="Text"
                      Size="2"
                      MaxLength="3"
                      Value="1"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               + 

            </td>

            <td>

               <input ID="Value2"
                      Type="Text"
                      Size="2"
                      MaxLength="3"
                      Value="1"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               =

            </td>

            <td>
               
               <span ID="AnswerMessage"
                     runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value1RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an value.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value2RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an value.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp
 
            </td

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td colspan="4">

               <input Type="Submit"
                      Name="AddButton
                      Value="Add"
                      OnServerClick="AddButton_Click"
                      runat="server"/>

               &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

               <input Type="Reset"
                      Name="AddButton
                      Value="Reset"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

[C#] 

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<html> 

<head>

   <script runat="server">

      protected void AddButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {
         int Answer;

         Answer = Convert.ToInt32(Value1.Value) + Convert.ToInt32(Value2.Value);

         AnswerMessage.InnerHtml = Answer.ToString();

      }

   </script>

</head>

<body>

   <form Method="Post"
         Enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" 
         runat="server">

      <h3> HtmlInputButton Example </h3>

      <table>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="5">

               Enter integer values into the text boxes. <br>
               Click the Add button to add the two values. <br>
               Click the Reset button to reset the text boxes.

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="5">

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td>

               <input ID="Value1"
                      Type="Text"
                      Size="2"
                      MaxLength="3"
                      Value="1"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               + 

            </td>

            <td>

               <input ID="Value2"
                      Type="Text"
                      Size="2"
                      MaxLength="3"
                      Value="1"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               =

            </td>

            <td>
               
               <span ID="AnswerMessage"
                     runat="server"/>

            </td>

         </tr>

         <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value1RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an value.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value1MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value1"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td colspan="2">

               <asp:RequiredFieldValidator
                    ID="Value2RequiredValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an value.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MinCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="LessThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="100"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer less than 100.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

               <asp:CompareValidator
                    ID="Value2MaxCompareValidator"
                    ControlToValidate="Value2"
                    Operator="GreaterThan"
                    Type="Integer"
                    ValueToCompare="0"
                    ErrorMessage="Please enter an integer greater than 0.<br>"
                    Display="Dynamic"
                    runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp
 
            </td

         </tr>

         <tr align="center">

            <td colspan="4">

               <input Type="Submit"
                      Name="AddButton
                      Value="Add"
                      OnServerClick="AddButton_Click"
                      runat="server"/>

               &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

               <input Type="Reset"
                      Name="AddButton
                      Value="Reset"
                      runat="server"/>

            </td>

            <td>

               &nbsp;

            </td>

         </tr>

      </table>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

[C++, JScript] No example is available for C++ or JScript. To view a Visual Basic or C# example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

HtmlForm Class | HtmlForm Members | System.Web.UI.HtmlControls Namespace | Method

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