WebRequest.ContentLength WebRequest.ContentLength WebRequest.ContentLength WebRequest.ContentLength Property

Definition

When overridden in a descendant class, gets or sets the content length of the request data being sent.

public:
 virtual property long ContentLength { long get(); void set(long value); };
public virtual long ContentLength { get; set; }
member this.ContentLength : int64 with get, set
Public Overridable Property ContentLength As Long

Property Value

The number of bytes of request data being sent.

Exceptions

Any attempt is made to get or set the property, when the property is not overridden in a descendant class.

Examples

The following example sets the ContentLength property to the amount of bytes in the outgoing byte buffer.

// Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest->ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

// Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest->ContentLength = byteArray->Length;
Stream^ newStream = myWebRequest->GetRequestStream();
newStream->Write( byteArray, 0, byteArray->Length );

// Close the Stream object.
newStream->Close();

// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
WebResponse^ myWebResponse = myWebRequest->GetResponse();

// Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.ContentType="application/x-www-form-urlencoded";

// Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.ContentLength=byteArray.Length;
Stream newStream=myWebRequest.GetRequestStream();
newStream.Write(byteArray,0,byteArray.Length);

// Close the Stream object.
newStream.Close();

// Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
WebResponse myWebResponse=myWebRequest.GetResponse();



' Set the 'ContentType' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"

' Set the 'ContentLength' property of the WebRequest.
myWebRequest.ContentLength = byteArray.Length
Dim newStream As Stream = myWebRequest.GetRequestStream()
newStream.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.Length)

' Close the Stream object.
newStream.Close()

' Assign the response object of 'WebRequest' to a 'WebResponse' variable.
Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()

Remarks

The ContentLength property contains the number of bytes of data sent to the Internet resource by the WebRequest instance.

Note

The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebRequest instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by the WebRequest.Create method. For more information about default values and exceptions, see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebRequest and FileWebRequest.

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