PackagePart.ContentType PackagePart.ContentType PackagePart.ContentType PackagePart.ContentType Property


Gets the MIME type of the content stream.

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

Property Value

The MIME type of the content data stream for the part.


The part has been deleted.


The Package is not open (Dispose(Boolean) or Close() has been called).


The string returned by the derived class GetContentTypeCore() method is empty.


ContentType is a read-only property that can be accessed only when the parent Package is open.

The ContentType property is automatically set by the PackagePart constructor. After it is set by the constructor, the ContentType cannot be changed.

The ContentType property is a MIME type formed in accordance with the RFC 2616 Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP, Section 3.7. The following table shows an example of the content MIME types used in XML Paper Specification (XPS) documents.

Description Content Type
Font application/
ICC profile application/
JPEG image image/jpeg
Obfuscated font application/
PNG image image/png
PrintTicket application/
TIFF image image/tiff
Windows Media Photo image image/

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