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Hi you experts.

I would like to get an image with a HttpWebRequest let's say from the url: http://www.test.com/images/test1.jpg and save it to a local directory as ex. c:\test2.jpg
Any code snippets of how this can be achieved will be highly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.
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Question by:adktd
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Try Below
static public byte[] GetBytesFromUrl(string url)
{
byte[] b;
HttpWebRequest myReq = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url);
WebResponse myResp = myReq.GetResponse();
 
Stream stream = myResp.GetResponseStream();
//int i;
using (BinaryReader br = new BinaryReader(stream))
{
//i = (int)(stream.Length);
b = br.ReadBytes(500000);
br.Close();
}
myResp.Close();
return b;
}
 
And use the following code to save it to disk.
 
static public void WriteBytesToFile(string fileName, byte[] content)
{
FileStream fs = new FileStream(fileName, FileMode.Create);
BinaryWriter w = new BinaryWriter(fs);
try
{
w.Write(content);
}
finally
{
fs.Close();
w.Close();
}
 
}

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