ContentType Property

WebRequest::ContentType Property

 

When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the content type of the request data being sent.

Namespace:   System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public:
property String^ ContentType {
	virtual String^ get();
	virtual void set(String^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The content type of the request data.

Exception Condition
NotImplementedException

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

The ContentType property contains the media type of the request. This is typically the MIME encoding of the content.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest::Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

The following example sets the ContentType property to the appropriate media type.

// Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest->ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

// Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest->ContentLength = byteArray->Length;
Stream^ newStream = myWebRequest->GetRequestStream();
newStream->Write( byteArray, 0, byteArray->Length );

// Close the Stream object.
newStream->Close();

// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
WebResponse^ myWebResponse = myWebRequest->GetResponse();

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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