WebClient.Encoding WebClient.Encoding WebClient.Encoding WebClient.Encoding Property

Definition

Gets and sets the Encoding used to upload and download strings.

public:
 property System::Text::Encoding ^ Encoding { System::Text::Encoding ^ get(); void set(System::Text::Encoding ^ value); };
[get: System.Runtime.TargetedPatchingOptOut("Performance critical to inline this type of method across NGen image boundaries")]
public System.Text.Encoding Encoding { get; set; }
member this.Encoding : System.Text.Encoding with get, set
Public Property Encoding As Encoding
Property Value

A Encoding that is used to encode strings. The default value of this property is the encoding returned by Default.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates setting the value of this property.

void UploadString( String^ address )
{
   String^ data = "Time = 12:00am temperature = 50";
   WebClient^ client = gcnew WebClient;
   
   // Optionally specify an encoding for uploading and downloading strings.
   client->Encoding = System::Text::Encoding::UTF8;
   
   // Upload the data.
   String^ reply = client->UploadString( address, data );
   
   // Disply the server's response.
   Console::WriteLine( reply );
}


public static void UploadString (string address)
{
    string data = "Time = 12:00am temperature = 50";
    WebClient client = new WebClient ();
    // Optionally specify an encoding for uploading and downloading strings.
    client.Encoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
    // Upload the data.
    string reply = client.UploadString (address, data);
    // Disply the server's response.
    Console.WriteLine (reply);
}

Public Shared Sub UploadString(ByVal address As String)

	Dim data As String = "Time = 12:00am temperature = 50"
	Dim client As WebClient = New WebClient()
	'  Optionally specify an encoding for uploading and downloading strings.
	client.Encoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8
	'  Upload the data.
	Dim reply As String = client.UploadString(address, data)
	'  Disply the server's response.
	Console.WriteLine(reply)
End Sub

Remarks

The UploadString and UploadStringAsync methods use this property to convert the specified string to a Byte array before uploading the string. For additional information, see the GetBytes method.

When a string is downloaded using the DownloadString or DownloadStringAsync methods, WebClient uses the Encoding returned by this to convert the downloaded Byte array into a string. For additional information, see the GetString method.

Applies to