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File.Exists Using HTTP

Posted on 2006-04-30
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Last Modified: 2008-02-20
I'm trying to use file exists on an xml doc that's accessible through the web. I know the file is there but it still returns false each time.

If file.exists("http://www.blah.com/blah.xml") Then
 Return True
 Return False
End If

Is this possible?
Question by:jlm151

Accepted Solution

the_paab earned 2000 total points
ID: 16573413
This is example from Microsoft web.

Public Class WebRequestGetExample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Create a request for the URL.
        Dim request As WebRequest = _
        ' If required by the server, set the credentials.
        request.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultCredentials
        ' Get the response.
        Dim response As WebResponse = request.GetResponse()
        ' Display the status.
        ' Get the stream containing content returned by the server.

        Dim Status As String = CType(response, HttpWebResponse).StatusDescription
        If Status = "OK" Then
            'file exists          
        End If

        'Dim dataStream As Stream = response.GetResponseStream()
        ' Open the stream using a StreamReader for easy access.
        'Dim reader As New StreamReader(dataStream)
        ' Read the content.
        'Dim responseFromServer As String = reader.ReadToEnd()
        ' Display the content.

        ' Clean up the streams and the response.
    End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 16574671

That was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

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