Posted on 2005-03-28
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How to write a Stream received from an httpWebResponse into a byte array in C#?
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Question by:Nikhil Gupta
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by:Thandava Vallepalli
ID: 13650204
HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

// we will read data via the response stream
Stream resStream = response.GetResponseStream();
    int Length = 256;
    Byte [] buffer = new Byte[Length];
    int bytesRead = readStream.Read(buffer,0,Length);


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ID: 13650527
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;
using System.Text;

/// <summary>
/// Fetches a Web Page
/// </summary>
class WebFetch
      static void Main(string[] args)
            // used to build entire input
            StringBuilder sb  = new StringBuilder();

            // used on each read operation
            byte[]        buf = new byte[8192];

            // prepare the web page we will be asking for
            //HttpWebRequest  request  = (HttpWebRequest)      WebRequest.Create("");
            HttpWebRequest  request  = (HttpWebRequest)      WebRequest.Create("https://secure.experts-exchange.com/jsp/editPremiumServices.jsp");

            // execute the request
            HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();

            // we will read data via the response stream
            Stream resStream = response.GetResponseStream();

            string tempString = null;
            int    count      = 0;

                  // fill the buffer with data
                  count = resStream.Read(buf, 0, buf.Length);

                  // make sure we read some data
                  if (count != 0)
                        // translate from bytes to ASCII text
                        tempString = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(buf, 0, count);

                        // continue building the string
            while (count > 0); // any more data to read?
            // print out page source
            //converting stringbuilder object to byte array object
              char[] chars = sb.ToString().ToCharArray();
              Encoder uniEncoder = Encoding.Unicode.GetEncoder();
              int byteCount = uniEncoder.GetByteCount(chars, 0, chars.Length, true);
              Byte[] bytes = new Byte[byteCount];
              int bytesEncodedCount = uniEncoder.GetBytes(chars, 0, chars.Length, bytes, 0, true);
            Console.Write("Encoded bytes: ");
              foreach (Byte b in bytes)
            Console.Write("[{0}]", b);


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