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The fastest way to read a remote XML file

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Hi,

What would be the fastest and most efficient way to read a remote XML file (http://...) from my C# desktop application.

Please advise.
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You can use the WebClient class:

string address = "http://www.somedomain.com/somefile.xml";
System.Net.WebClient client = new System.Net.WebClient ();
string reply = client.DownloadString (address);

You can use the DownloadStringAsync method instead, if you don't want the call to wait for the file to download. That way your program will not be unresponsive while the file is downloaded. The DownloadStringCompleted event will be triggered when the download is complete.
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