WebResponse.ContentType WebResponse.ContentType WebResponse.ContentType WebResponse.ContentType Property

Definition

When overridden in a derived class, gets or sets the content type of the data being received.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ ContentType { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public virtual string ContentType { get; set; }
member this.ContentType : string with get, set
Public Overridable Property ContentType As String

Property Value

A string that contains the content type of the response.

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 uses the ContentType property to obtain the content type of the response.

// Create a 'WebRequest' with the specified url.
WebRequest^ myWebRequest = WebRequest::Create( "http://www.contoso.com" );

// Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response.
WebResponse^ myWebResponse = myWebRequest->GetResponse();

// Display the content length and content type received as headers in the response object.
Console::WriteLine( "\nContent length : {0}, Content Type : {1}", myWebResponse->ContentLength, myWebResponse->ContentType );

// Release resources of response object.
myWebResponse->Close();

                  // Create a 'WebRequest' with the specified url.
WebRequest myWebRequest = WebRequest.Create("http://www.contoso.com"); 

// Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response.
WebResponse myWebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse(); 

// Display the content length and content type received as headers in the response object.
Console.WriteLine("\nContent length :{0}, Content Type : {1}", 
                             myWebResponse.ContentLength, 
                             myWebResponse.ContentType);  

// Release resources of response object.
myWebResponse.Close(); 


      ' Create a 'WebRequest' with the specified url. 	
      Dim myWebRequest As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("www.contoso.com")

      ' Send the 'WebRequest' and wait for response.
      Dim myWebResponse As WebResponse = myWebRequest.GetResponse()

      ' The ContentLength and ContentType received as headers in the response object are also exposed as properties.
' These provide information about the length and type of the entity body in the response.
      Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Cr + "Content length :{0}, Content Type : {1}", myWebResponse.ContentLength, myWebResponse.ContentType)
      myWebResponse.Close()
      

Remarks

The ContentType property contains the MIME content type of the response from the Internet resource, if known.

Note

The WebResponse class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of WebResponse instances at run time is determined by the descendant class returned by WebRequest.GetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse and FileWebResponse.

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