HttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding HttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding HttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding HttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding Property

Definition

Gets the method that is used to encode the body of the response.

public:
 property System::String ^ ContentEncoding { System::String ^ get(); };
public string ContentEncoding { get; }
member this.ContentEncoding : string
Public ReadOnly Property ContentEncoding As String

Property Value

A string that describes the method that is used to encode the body of the response.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example uses the ContentEncoding property to obtain the value of the Content-Encoding header returned with the response.

try
{
   HttpWebRequest^ myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest^)( WebRequest::Create( url ) );
   HttpWebResponse^ myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse^)( myHttpWebRequest->GetResponse() );

   Console::WriteLine( "The encoding method used is: {0}", myHttpWebResponse->ContentEncoding );
   Console::WriteLine( "The character set used is : {0}", myHttpWebResponse->CharacterSet );

   char separator = '/';
   String^ contenttype = myHttpWebResponse->ContentType;
   // Retrieve 'text' if the content type is of 'text/html.
   String^ maintype = contenttype->Substring( 0, contenttype->IndexOf( separator ) );
   // Display only 'text' type.
   if ( String::Compare( maintype, "text" ) == 0 )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "\n Content type is 'text'." );
try 
		  {	
		HttpWebRequest myHttpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url); 
		HttpWebResponse myHttpWebResponse = (HttpWebResponse)myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(); 

		Console.WriteLine("The encoding method used is: " + myHttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding);
		Console.WriteLine("The character set used is :" + myHttpWebResponse.CharacterSet);

		char seperator = '/';
		String contenttype = myHttpWebResponse.ContentType;
		// Retrieve 'text' if the content type is of 'text/html.
		String maintype = contenttype.Substring(0,contenttype.IndexOf(seperator));
		// Display only 'text' type.
		if (String.Compare(maintype,"text") == 0) 
			{
			Console.WriteLine("\n Content type is 'text'.");

Try
   Dim myHttpWebRequest As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(url), HttpWebRequest)
   Dim myHttpWebResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType(myHttpWebRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)
   
   Console.WriteLine(("The encoding method used is: " + myHttpWebResponse.ContentEncoding))
   Console.WriteLine(("The character set used is :" + myHttpWebResponse.CharacterSet))
   
   Dim seperator As Char = "/"c
   Dim contenttype As [String] = myHttpWebResponse.ContentType
   ' Retrieve 'text' if the content type is of 'text/html.
   Dim maintype As [String] = contenttype.Substring(0, contenttype.IndexOf(seperator))
   ' Display only 'text' type.
   If [String].Compare(maintype, "text") = 0 Then
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + " Content type is 'text'.")
      

Remarks

The ContentEncoding property contains the value of the Content-Encoding header returned with the response.

Applies to