WebRequest.ContentType Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

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

Namespace: System.Net
Assembly: System.Net (in System.Net.dll)

Syntax

Public Overridable Property ContentType As String
public virtual string ContentType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.String
The content type of the request data.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
NotImplementedException

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

Remarks

The ContentType property contains the media type of the request. This is typically the MIME encoding of the content.

Note

The WebRequest class is an abstract class. The actual behavior of a WebRequest instance 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.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

WebRequest Class

System.Net Namespace