HttpCapabilitiesBase.Platform HttpCapabilitiesBase.Platform HttpCapabilitiesBase.Platform HttpCapabilitiesBase.Platform Property

Definition

Gets the name of the platform that the client uses, if it is known.

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

Property Value

The operating system that the client uses, if it is known, otherwise the value is set to Unknown.

Examples

The following code example shows how to determine whether the browser is running on the Windows NT platform.

<%@ page language="C#"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        CheckBrowserCaps();
    }

    void CheckBrowserCaps()
    {
        String labelText = "";
        System.Web.HttpBrowserCapabilities myBrowserCaps = Request.Browser;
        if (((System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase)myBrowserCaps).Platform.Equals("WinNT"))
        {
            labelText = "Platform is Windows NT.";
        }
        else
        {
            labelText = "Platform is not Windows NT.";
        }

        Label1.Text = labelText;
    }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Browser Capabilities Sample</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form runat="server" id="form1">
        <div>
            Browser Capabilities:
            <p/><asp:Label ID="Label1" Runat="server" />
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>
<%@ page language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
        CheckBrowserCaps()
    End Sub

    Function CheckBrowserCaps()

        Dim labelText As String = ""
        Dim myBrowserCaps As System.Web.HttpBrowserCapabilities = Request.Browser
        If (CType(myBrowserCaps, System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase)).Platform.Equals("WinNT") Then
            labelText = "Platform is Windows NT."
        Else
            labelText = "Platform is not Windows NT."
        End If

        Label1.Text = labelText

    End Function 'CheckBrowserCaps
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Browser Capabilities Sample</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form runat="server" id="form1">
        <div>
            Browser Capabilities:
            <p/><asp:Label ID="Label1" Runat="server" />
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

Some of the possible values for the Platform property are as follows:

  • Unknown

  • Win95

  • Win98

  • Windows NT 5.0 (Windows 2000)

  • Windows NT 5.1 (Windows XP)

  • WinNT (all other versions of Windows NT)

  • Win16

  • WinCE

  • Mac68K

  • MacPPC

  • UNIX

  • WebTV

Applies to