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Upload / Download code using System.Net.WebClient Class, POST DATA, or download HTML webpages etc

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 1:14:00 PM
By: Jon Barker (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 3 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
Views: 1470
 
     This code can send data to a webpage using the HTTP POST method, or download an HTML webpage and return a string response value in both cases.
 
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//**************************************
// Name: Upload / Download code using System.Net.WebClient Class, POST DATA, or download HTML webpages etc
// Description:This code can send data to a webpage using the HTTP POST method, or download an HTML webpage and return a string response value in both cases.
// By: Jon Barker (from psc cd)
//**************************************

====== < PUT RIGHT AT TOP OF MODULE
Imports System
Imports System.text 
======= < PUT RIGHT AT TOP OF MODULE
Function DownloadPage(ByVal sCompleteURL As String) As String
Dim wDownload As System.Net.WebClient = New System.Net.WebClient()
Dim bHTML As Byte() = wDownload.DownloadData(sCompleteURL)
Dim sWebPage As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetChars(bHTML)
Return sWebpage
 End Function
Function PostData(ByVal sAddress As String, ByVal sData As String) As String
Dim wUpload As Net.WebClient = New System.Net.WebClient()
Dim bPostArray As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(sData)
Dim bResponse As Byte() = wUpload.UploadData(sAddress, "POST", bPostArray)
Dim sWebPage As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetChars(bResponse)
Return sWebPage
 End Function


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