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Pass stream reader as paramaeter to webmethod asp.net vb.net

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Hi all,

I have a web method that accepts a streamreader as parameter.I am trying to call that webmethod from webpage and pass astreamreader which reads an xml file to that webmethod.

But i am getting an error like value of type system.io.streamreader cannot be converted to type localhost.streamreader.

My requirement is client will send an xml file to my server application.I am reading that request using streamreader from a webpage in my server app.Then i am calling a webmethod which accepts parameter as stream reader to parse that xml file inside webmethod .

how can i send streamreader as parameter to that webmethod.

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by:Göran Andersson
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You can't use a StreamReader as a parameter in a web method. It contains a live connection to the file that you are reading, and that can not be serialised into a string value to put in the SOAP message.

You have to send the data in a way that can be represented as a string, so just read the stream into a string, and send the string value to the web service.
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by:aditya_raj
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OK.
I am not saving the xml file which i got from client.I am reading that request using

 Dim requestStream As Stream = Request.InputStream
 Dim rdr As StreamReader = New StreamReader(requestStream)

Can you please tell me without saving the file how can i make an xmlstring and pass it to webmethod.
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Göran Andersson earned 500 total points
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Like this:

Dim xml As String = rdr.ReadToEnd()

Also, you might need to specify the encoding from the request when you create the stream reader, to get it to read the stream correctly:

Dim rdr As StreamReader = New StreamReader(requestStream, Request.RequestEncoding)
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by:aditya_raj
ID: 20424830
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
 <Details>
            <UserName>piscesIt</UserName>
            <Password>hello</Password>
            <CustomerNumber>7323</CustomerNumber>
            <NodeAccountCode>Pisces15</NodeAccountCode>
            <AccountPassword>hello</AccountPassword>
</Details>
Dim requestStream As Stream = Request.InputStream
 Dim rdr As StreamReader = New StreamReader(requestStream)
Dim requeststring As String = rdr.ReadToEnd()
I tried like that.
But i am getting Root element is missing error.
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by:Göran Andersson
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That code only treats the data as a string, not an xml document, so it can't produce that error message.

What does the code look like where the error occurs?
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by:aditya_raj
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Actually i want that reader to read using dataset and also need to convert xmlstring.But it is allowing to do only one function.

I will give my code.

Dim Requestds As New DataSet
        'reading the request object from client using the dataset
        Dim requestStream As Stream = Request.InputStream
        Dim rdr1 As StreamReader = New StreamReader(requestStream)
        Dim rdr2 As StreamReader = New StreamReader(requestStream)
        Dim xmlstring As String = rdr1.ReadToEnd
        Requestds.ReadXml(rdr2)

if i do like this it is going with no error.

But i can read the request stream only once.
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by:aditya_raj
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please read the above comment too.
Can't i do more that one operation using that streamreader.
If i do rdr.readtoend  first i am getting succesful.an then do dataset.readxml(rdr) i am getting root element missing.

In the same way,if i do dataset.readxml(rdr) first it is successful.Then on doing  rdr.readtoend is giving root element missing error


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by:Göran Andersson
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First get the data into the string, then you can create a StringReader to read the string as a stream:

Dim xml As String = rdr.ReadToEnd()
rdr.Close()
Dim reader As New StringReader(xml)
dataset.ReadXml(reader)
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