HttpWebResponse.CharacterSet HttpWebResponse.CharacterSet HttpWebResponse.CharacterSet HttpWebResponse.CharacterSet Property

Definition

Gets the character set of the response.

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

Property Value

A string that contains the character set of the response.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example obtains the character set of 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 CharacterSet property contains a value that describes the character set of the response. This character set information is taken from the header returned with the response.

Applies to