StatusCode: 415, ReasonPhrase: ‘Unsupported Media Type’

Issue

I spent 3 days reading all the articles related here and on other websites, about this error, without success! Now I need help.

ERROR:

{StatusCode: 415, ReasonPhrase: 'Unsupported Media Type', Version: 1.1, Content: System.Net.Http.StreamContent, Headers:{
...server's informations...
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age2592000
X-Android-Received-Millis: 1551400026958
X-Android-Response-Source: NETWORK 415X-
Android-Selected-Protocol: http/1.1
X-Android-Sent-Millis: 1551400026857
X-Powered-By: ASP.NETContent-Length: 0}}

METHOD: The problem appear in: request.PostAsync(URL, param).GetAwaiter().GetResult();

public static string RegisterPerson(Person p)
{
string msg  "";
string URL  URLbase + "person/register"; //--URL RIGHT, TESTING IN POSTMAN, INSERT DATA NORMALLY
   FormUrlEncodedContent param  new FormUrlEncodedContent(new[] {
    new KeyValuePair<string, string>("Name", p.Name),
    new KeyValuePair<string, string>("Phone", p.Fone),
    new KeyValuePair<string, string>("Birth", p.Birth),
});

HttpClient request  new HttpClient();
request.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Clear();
request.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json"));

HttpResponseMessage response  request.PostAsync(URL, param).GetAwaiter().GetResult(); // <ERROR HERE

switch (response.StatusCode)
{
case HttpStatusCode.OK:
msg "SUCCESS";
break;
....

Thank you in advance!

Solution

This is an old question, but since no accepted answers exist yet with code example, I am posting an answer here. Hopefully this answer with code example will be helpful to someone else who stumbles on this question, like I did. I struggled for a few minutes between application/json, FormUrlEncodedContent, Content-Type header, etc. and then finally got it working. As under…

Option 1, using PostAsync…

var url  "https://....your url goes here...";
var param  new Dictionary<string, string>
{
    { "key_one", "value_1" },
    { "key_two", "value_2" }
    // ... and so on
};
var content  new FormUrlEncodedContent(param);
var response  _httpClient.PostAsync(url, content);
var result  response.Result.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;
if (!response.Result.IsSuccessStatusCode)
{
    throw new Exception(result);
}
return "process result object into anything you need and then return it";

Option 2, using SendAsync…

var url  "https://....your url goes here...";
var request  new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, new Uri(url));
var param  new Dictionary<string, string>
{
    { "key_one", "value_1" },
    { "key_two", "value_2" }
    // ... and so on
};
var content  new FormUrlEncodedContent(param);
request.Content  content;
var response  _httpClient.SendAsync(request);
var result  response.Result.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;
if (!response.Result.IsSuccessStatusCode)
{
    throw new Exception(result);
}

return "process result object into anything you need and then return it";

In case anyone is going to copy/paste this code, please note, _httpClient object in above snippet was first initialized in IoC and then injected into constructor. You can do however your needs are. Since “how to use IoC” is not a part of this question, I am going into that detail.

Answered By – fluidguid

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