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How To Read a File from Web in ASP.NET

By , 8 May 2012
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Introduction

I wanted to read an HTML file to send as e-mail body in web... but I could not use FileInfo (I got an exception about URI format).

So... to do it, I use the below code to read content of file.

Using the Code

You should use System.Net and System.Text namespaces:

private string Readfile(string WebFilePath)
{
    string body = string.Empty;
    try
    {
        System.Net.WebClient wc = new System.Net.WebClient();
        byte[] raw = wc.DownloadData(WebFilePath);
        body = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(raw);
        return body;
    }
    catch (Exception ex)
    {
        return null;
    }
} 

Points of Interest

The WebFilePath is the full path of file (and Accessible) in web... like http://MyDomain.com/Folder/file.xml.

This method is useful for low-capacity files.

Goodluck !

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

MBSMBS
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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberAbolfazl Ghavidel13-May-12 2:28 

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