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how to extract images from other websites and display it in gridview in with c#

Step 1: Extract images from a website

Have a look at this thread discussing[^] the same.

Once you extract the images, you need to store it locally or somewhere you like to.

Step 2: Now, fetch the images wherever stored to show it in a gridview. This is a well discussed over internet with lots of articles. Few are here at CP itself.

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Espen Harlinn 19-Feb-11 10:19am    
Nice reply :)
Sandeep Mewara 19-Feb-11 10:21am    
Thanks again.

As an example....
You may have a separate aspx file and at it's page load event have this code..
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        string path = Request.QueryString["image_path"];
        Response.ContentType = "image/jpg";
        WebRequest objReq = WebRequest.Create(path);
        WebResponse objResp = objReq.GetResponse();
        Stream objStream = objResp.GetResponseStream();
        int length = (int)objResp.ContentLength;
        BinaryReader reader = new BinaryReader(objStream, Encoding.ASCII);
        byte[] bytes = reader.ReadBytes((int)length);
        Response.OutputStream.Write(bytes, 0, length);

you need to use these additional namespaces in that page...
<pre lang="cs">using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using System.Text;

In your main aspx file have an image and a button

<asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" onclick="Button1_Click" Text="Button" />
<asp:Image ID="Image1" runat="server" ImageUrl="" />

on the button click event

protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    Image1.ImageUrl = "~/image.aspx?image_path=";

This example you can extend to gridview row bound event. This loads the image dynamically. But as Sandeep said you can have a local cache of those images and have that image list in a database. So that you can check the image availability and if available load from local.

To download to local you can get the response stream in the above example and use a file stream to save it on the server..
//here the objStream is the response stream we got in the above example.
StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(objStream,Encoding.ASCII);

FileStream fStream = new FileStream("Test.jpg", FileMode.Create);
StreamWriter writer=new StreamWriter(fStream);
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Espen Harlinn 19-Feb-11 10:20am    
Good effort :)
Albin Abel 19-Feb-11 12:11pm    

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