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HttpBrowserCapabilities

System.Web (system.web.dll)class

This class allows you to take advantage of features enabled in the client's browser. It is automatically available through the Browser property of the built-in Request object and corresponds roughly to the MSWC.BrowserCapabilities component that existed in ASP. You can use this class to write browser-specific code for a web page or a custom web page control.

Essentially, the HttpBrowserCapabilities class is a list of properties that describe the client's browser. Many properties return True or False, depending on whether a given capability is enabled in the browser, such as ActiveXControls, BackgroundSounds, CDF (the channel definition format used in webcasting), Cookies, Frames, JavaApplets, JavaScript, and VBScript. Other Boolean values tell you whether or not the browser is AOL-based, a beta, and running on the Win16 or Win32 platform (the AOL, Beta, Win16, and Win32 properties, respectively). Additionally, you can retrieve information such as version number (MajorVersion and MinorVersion), the Platform name (e.g., "Win32"), the browser Type (e.g., "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5"), and the full Version number as a string.

public class HttpBrowserCapabilities : System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase {
// Public Constructors
   public HttpBrowserCapabilities( );
// Public Instance Properties
   public bool ActiveXControls{get; }
   public bool AOL{get; }
   public bool BackgroundSounds{get; }
   public bool Beta{get; }
   public string Browser{get; }
   public bool CDF{get; }
   public Version ClrVersion{get; }
   public bool Cookies{get; }
   public bool Crawler{get; }
   public Version EcmaScriptVersion{get; }
   public bool Frames{get; }
   public bool JavaApplets{get; }
   public bool JavaScript{get; }
   public int MajorVersion{get; }
   public double MinorVersion{get; }
   public Version MSDomVersion{get; }
   public string Platform{get; }
   public bool Tables{get; }
   public Type TagWriter{get; }
   public string Type{get; }
   public bool VBScript{get; }
   public string Version{get; }
   public Version W3CDomVersion{get; }
   public bool Win16{get; }
   public bool Win32{get; }
// Public Instance Methods
   public Version[ ] GetClrVersions( );
}

Hierarchy

System.Object System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase HttpBrowserCapabilities

Subclasses

System.Web.Mobile.MobileCapabilities

Returned By

HttpRequest.Browser

Passed To

HttpRequest.Browser

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