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I assume this is a very easy question to answer and I saw a similiar one already but that didn't seem to do the trick for me.

Basically I want to open a site like below and then do a File-> Save Page(Save Page as in Mozilla) and set it as a text file.

 http://www.stephen.com/prices.txt

That is it, I've been able to start a web page using System.Diagnostics.Process.Start and I tried
using the WebBrowser object and navigating to it but I couldn't figure out what do after that.

Just want something simple.

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Question by:brindelin
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Imports System.Net

        Dim Req As WebRequest
        Req = WebRequest.Create("http://www.google.com")

        Dim Resp As WebResponse
        Try
            Resp = Req.GetResponse()
            Dim Sr As Stream = Resp.GetResponseStream()
            Dim SRdr As New StreamReader(Sr)
            Dim Str As String = SRdr.ReadToEnd()
            SRdr.Close()
            Dim SWrt As New StreamWriter("c:\site.txt")
            SWrt.Write(Str)
            SWrt.Close()
         Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox(ex.Message)
        End Try
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by:brindelin
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Thanks that was exactly what I was looking for.  Although I did have to change it to IO.Stream, IO.StreamReader, and IO.StreamWriter for anyone else using this as reference.

Thanks again.
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Sorry forgot to say that you needed to Import System.IO as well
then you won't require the qualifier IO. just Stream would do
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