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Download a web page - VB.NET

Submitted on: 1/1/2015 3:33:00 AM
By: Milton Sozezzo (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 15 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
Views: 3696
     Function to download a URL.
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// Name: Download a web page - VB.NET
// Description:Function to download a URL.
// By: Milton Sozezzo (from psc cd)
// Assumes:New version to "Download a web page to a string" (http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/showcode.asp?lngWId=10&txtCodeId=86)

Public Function GetPageHTTP(ByVal URL As String) As String
'Ex.: dim s As string = GetPageHTTP("http://www.uol.com.br")
'Ex.: dim x As string = GetPageHTTP("http://www.microsoft.com/")
'Ex.: dim x As string = GetPageHTTP("http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/default.asp?lngWId=10")
Dim wc As New System.Net.WebClient()
Dim s As System.IO.Stream = wc.OpenRead(URL)
Dim r As String
Dim sr As System.IO.StreamReader = New System.IO.StreamReader(s, System.Text.Encoding.UTF7, False)
r = sr.ReadToEnd()
Return r
 End Function

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