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Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Helpful | Level 6

Good-day, 

im busy trying to write a simple app to download files from dropbox.

im a newbie to mobile dev and asistance would be appricated.

 

im am receiving this error when downloading.

Dropbox.Api.BadInputException: Error in call to API function "files/download": Bad HTTP "Content-Type" header: "application/x-www-form-urlencoded".
 Expecting one of "text/plain", "text/plain; charset=utf-8", "application/octet-stream", "application/octet-stream; charset=utf-8".

 

 var aHttpClient = new HttpClient();
                aHttpClient.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Content-Type", "application/octet-stream; charset=utf-8");
                var aDorpboxConfig = new DropboxClientConfig("ApplicationName") { HttpClient = aHttpClient };

                
                using (var dbx = new DropboxClient("Key_Here", aDorpboxConfig))
                {
                    
                    Dropbox.Api.Files.DownloadArg dargs = new Dropbox.Api.Files.DownloadArg(content.Path + "/" + content.Name) ;

                                  

                    using (var response = await dbx.Files.DownloadAsync(dargs))
                    {
                        var file = await response.GetContentAsStringAsync();
                       
                    }
                }
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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

There does not appear to be a need for a custom HTTP client in the sample code you have provided.  Is the custom HTTP client necessary, or can your code function without one?

The .NET SDK does not require a custom HTTP client in order to function, nor do you need to explicitly set the Content-Type header.  Our .NET SDK will automatically create an HTTP client and set the appropriate headers for each API.

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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Helpful | Level 6
Hi Robert, the reason I'm trying to add in the HTTP header is due to the "Bad HTTP content-type" message I am receiving... hence I thought I needed to specify one...

Any ideas or even a sample code extract I could try of one that works

Thanks
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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

I am able to run the following C# sample from our .NET tutorials page.  It assumes a file named "file.txt" in the root folder of your Dropbox account.

 

using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Dropbox.Api;

namespace sampleApp
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            var task = Task.Run((Func<Task>)Program.Run);
            task.Wait();
        }

        static async Task Run()
        {
            using (var dbx = new DropboxClient("<OAuth Token>"))
            {
                using (var response = await dbx.Files.DownloadAsync("/file.txt"))
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(await response.GetContentAsStringAsync());
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

 

If you are doing this on mobile, are you using a framework like Xamarin?

 

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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Helpful | Level 6

Hi

I am using Xamarin Forms.

I receive this error 


Error in call to API function "files/download": Bad HTTP "Content-Type" header: "application/x-www-form-urlencoded".
Expecting one of "text/plain", "text/plain; charset=utf-8", "application/octet-stream",
"application/octet-stream; charset=utf-8".

 

at this stage

 

 using (var response = await dbx.Files.DownloadAsync("/Test.PDF"))
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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

That is the line of code I would expect to be throwing the error based on the information you've shared.

Your issue appears to be very similar to https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/API-Support-Feedback/Xamarin-DropBox-APi-HTTP-400-Bad-request-on-Dow....

Given that the code sample works in a standard .NET project, but does not in a Xamarin project, Xamarin is likely adding additional logic that is modifying the Content-Type header in this use case.  There is little we can do to help in this situation as we do not provide support for Xamarin issues with the official Dropbox .NET SDK.  One place to possibly find additional help could be the Xamarin forums.

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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

Helpful | Level 6

thanks for the support 

will follow up with Xamarin

 

thanks again

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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

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Re: Content-Type setting for downloading using dropbox api v2

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Please post any issues with the Xamarin binding here: https://github.com/xamarin/xamarincomponents

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