BackgroundTransferRequest.Method Property

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

Gets or sets the HTTP method for the request.

Namespace: Microsoft.Phone.BackgroundTransfer
Assembly: Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public Property Method As String
public string Method { get; set; }
<object Method="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System..::.String
The request method.


This following methods are supported by this property. The string values are not case-sensitive.

  • GET

  • POST

The default method, GET, is used if this property is not set.

This method may throw one of the following exceptions.


A transfer request’s properties cannot be modified after it has been submitted or disposed.


The method type must be GET or POST.


The method string must not be null or empty.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


BackgroundTransferRequest Class

Microsoft.Phone.BackgroundTransfer Namespace