Jader Dias Jader Dias -4 years ago 66
C# Question

Does .NET's HttpWebResponse uncompress automatically GZiped and Deflated responses?

I am trying to do a request that accepts a compressed response

var request = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create(requestUri);
request.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.AcceptEncoding, "gzip,deflate");


I wonder if when I add the second line I will have to handle the decompression manually.

Answer Source

I found the answer.

You can change the code to:

var request = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create(requestUri);
request.AutomaticDecompression = DecompressionMethods.GZip | DecompressionMethods.Deflate;

And you will have automatic decompression. No need to change the rest of the code.

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