HttpRequestMessageProperty.SuppressEntityBody Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the body of the message is ignored and only the headers are sent.

 property bool SuppressEntityBody { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool SuppressEntityBody { get; set; }
member this.SuppressEntityBody : bool with get, set
Public Property SuppressEntityBody As Boolean

Property Value


true if the message body is suppressed; otherwise, false. The default is false.


HttpRequestMessageProperty reqProps = new HttpRequestMessageProperty();
reqProps.SuppressEntityBody = false;
Dim reqProps As New HttpRequestMessageProperty()
reqProps.SuppressEntityBody = False


This property is used for empty message requests: for example, a service that accepts a GET request without a message body. In this case, when building the HttpRequestMessageProperty object for the response message, set the SuppressEntityBody property to true.

When interoperating with non-WCF services, it is important to note that certain verbs are expected to contain a message body according to the HTTP standard; these include PUT and POST. Other verbs are expected to suppress the message body; these include GET and HEAD.

Applies to