HttpListenerResponse.ContentEncoding Property

Definition

Gets or sets the Encoding for this response's OutputStream.

public:
 property System::Text::Encoding ^ ContentEncoding { System::Text::Encoding ^ get(); void set(System::Text::Encoding ^ value); };
public System.Text.Encoding ContentEncoding { get; set; }
member this.ContentEncoding : System.Text.Encoding with get, set
Public Property ContentEncoding As Encoding

Property Value

An Encoding object suitable for use with the data in the OutputStream property, or null if no encoding is specified.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates using this property.

static string message403;
static HttpListenerResponse preMade403Response;
static void SendBadCertificateResponse(HttpListenerResponse response)
{
    if (preMade403Response == null)
    {
        // Set up an authentication error response template.
        response.StatusCode = (int)HttpStatusCode.Forbidden;
        response.StatusDescription = "403 Forbidden";
        response.ProtocolVersion = new Version("1.1");
        response.SendChunked = false;

        preMade403Response = response;
    }
    else
    {
        response.CopyFrom(preMade403Response);
    }

    // The response body cannot be saved in the template.

    StringBuilder message = new StringBuilder();
    message.Append("<HTML><BODY>");
    message.Append("<p> Error message 403: Access is denied due to a missing or invalid client certificate.</p>");
    message.Append("</BODY></HTML>");
    message403 = message.ToString();

    // Turn the error message into a byte array using the 
    // encoding from the response when present.
    System.Text.Encoding encoding = response.ContentEncoding;
    if (encoding == null)
    {
        encoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
        response.ContentEncoding = encoding;
    }

    byte[] buffer = encoding.GetBytes(message403);
    response.ContentLength64 = buffer.Length;
    // Write the error message.
    System.IO.Stream stream = response.OutputStream;
    stream.Write(buffer, 0, buffer.Length);
    // Send the response.
    response.Close();
}
Private Shared message403 As String
Private Shared preMade403Response As HttpListenerResponse
Private Shared Sub SendBadCertificateResponse(ByVal response As HttpListenerResponse)
    
    If preMade403Response Is Nothing Then
        ' Set up an authentication error response template.
        response.StatusCode = Cint(HttpStatusCode.Forbidden)
        response.StatusDescription = "403 Forbidden"
        response.ProtocolVersion = New Version("1.1")
        response.SendChunked = False
    Else
        response.CopyFrom(preMade403Response) 
    End If
    
    ' The response body cannot be saved in the template.
    Dim message As New StringBuilder()
    message.Append("<HTML><BODY>")
    message.Append("<p> Error message 403: Access is denied due to a missing or invalid client certificate.</p>")
    message.Append("</BODY></HTML>")
    message403 = message.ToString()

    ' Turn the error message into a byte array using the 
    ' encoding from the response when present.
    Dim encoding As System.Text.Encoding = response.ContentEncoding
    If encoding Is Nothing Then
        encoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8
        response.ContentEncoding = encoding
    End If

    Dim buffer() As Byte = encoding.GetBytes(message403)
    response.ContentLength64 = buffer.Length
    ' Write the error message.
    Dim stream As System.IO.Stream = response.OutputStream
    stream.Write(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
    ' Send the response.
    response.Close()
End Sub

Remarks

An Encoding object can be used to convert byte sequences into character sets (code pages) and characters into byte sequences.

Applies to

See also