WebResponse.ContentLength Property

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

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property ContentLength As Long
public abstract long ContentLength { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The number of bytes returned from the Internet resource.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
NotSupportedException

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

Remarks

The ContentLength property contains the length, in bytes, of the response from the Internet resource. For request methods that contain header information, the ContentLength does not include the length of the header information.

NoteNote:

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.EndGetResponse. For more information about default values and exceptions, please see the documentation for the descendant classes, such as HttpWebResponse.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.