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I need help translating the following code to the equivilant in ASP.NET C#.  It is for use with Paypal payflow pro to provide a simple interface to submit transactions.  I'm not looking for alternatives, just the translation equivilant.  My main problem is the Server.CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")  Thanks in advance.
'**************************************************************************
' This work product is provided "AS IS" and without warranty. 
'**************************************************************************
 
'Please refer to the posting regarding the HTTPS Interface on the PayPal Developer's
'Forum for the Payflow Gateway.  Go to http://www.paypaldeveloper.com and "Jump to" 
'Payflow Gateway.
'
'You will also need to reference the Payflow Pro Developer's Guide are that available
'from the Integration Center at https://www.paypal.com/IntegrationCenter/ic_payflowpro.html.
 
'Things you should implement are:
' 
'1. Check for DUPLICATE transaction and react accordingly.
'2. Build in some re-try logic in case you do not receive a response.  You will
'   need to take into consideration the Request ID. See the HTTPS Interface posting for
'   more information on the Request ID and DUPLICATE response.
 
'Define the Gateway URL
'Do not use the older host URls of test-payflow.verisign.com or payflow.verisign.com.
 
if request.form("GHostURL") = 0 then
	GatewayHost = "https://pilot-payflowpro.paypal.com"
elseif request.form("GHostURL") = 1 then
	GatewayHost = "https://payflowpro.paypal.com"
end if
 
'Put in your login information here
Password = "xxxxx"
UserID = "xxxxxx"
VendorID = "xxxxxx"
PartnerID = "xxxxxx"
 
' Start out declaring our variables.
Dim objWinHttp
Dim strHTML
Dim parmList
Dim requestID
 
' Need to generate a unique id for the request id
requestID = generateRequestID(32)
 
'Build the parameter list
'
'This a very, very basic implementation to just how how you can post data.  What data 
'you decide to send and how your react to the response is a business decision that you
'must make.
parmList = "TENDER=C"
parmList = parmList + "&ACCT=" + request.form("cardNum") 
parmList = parmList + "&PWD=" & Password
parmList = parmList + "&USER=" & UserID
parmList = parmList + "&VENDOR=" & VendorID
parmList = parmList + "&PARTNER=" & PartnerID
parmList = parmList + "&EXPDATE=" + request.form("cardExp")
parmList = parmList + "&AMT=" + request.form("amount")
parmList = parmList + "&TRXTYPE=" + request.form("TransactType")
parmList = parmList + "&STREET=" + request.form("StreetAddress")
parmList = parmList + "&ZIP=" + request.form("ZipCode")
 
'original v3 SDK line, replaced with WinHttp
' create the PNCOMClient component
'Set client = Server.CreateObject("PFProCOMControl.PFProCOMControl.1")
 
'Open Session
Set objWinHttp = Server.CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")
 
' Full Docs:
' http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/winhttp/http/portal.asp
'
' If you have trouble or are getting connection errors,
' try using the proxycfg.exe tool.
 
' Here we get the request ready to be sent.
' First 2 parameters indicate method and URL.
' The third is optional and indicates whether or not to
' open the request in asyncronous mode (wait for a response
' or not).  The default is False = syncronous = wait.
' Syntax:
 
'original v3 SDK line, replaced with WinHttp Open statement
'Ctx1 = client.CreateContext("payflow.verisign.com", 443, 30, "", 0, "", "")
objWinHttp.Open "POST", GatewayHost, False
 
'Build the headers
'
'The required headers are Content-Type, X-VPS-Timeout and X-VPS-Request-ID.  All other headers are for
'your use and you'd populate them based on your environment.
'
objWinHttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "text/namevalue"  ' for XML, use text/xml
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "Host", "mywebsite.com"   ' your website
objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-Timeout", "30"
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-Client-Architecture", "x86"  ' set to your environment
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-Client-Type", "ASP/Classic"
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-Client-Version", "0.0.1"     ' your application version
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-Integration-Product", "Homegrown"   ' your application 
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-Integration-Version", "0.0.1"
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-OS-Name", "windows"      ' your OS
'objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-VIT-OS-Version", "2002_SP2"  ' your OS version
objWinHttp.SetRequestHeader "X-VPS-Request-ID", requestID
 
'Send Parameter List
'original v3 SDK line, replaced with WinHttp Send
'curString = client.SubmitTransaction(Ctx1, parmList, Len(parmList))
objWinHttp.Send parmList
 
' Print out the request status:
Response.Write "Status: " & objWinHttp.Status & " " _
	& objWinHttp.StatusText & "<br />"
 
' Get the text of the response.
transResponse = objWinHttp.ResponseText
 
'original v3 SDK line, replaced with Nothing statement
'client.DestroyContext (Ctx1)
' Trash our object now that we are finished with it.
Set objWinHttp = Nothing

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This isn't the translation you asked for, but I think it will help. It is code I use during a PayPal payment notification. I construct an HTTP post and then read the HTTP response back as a string. The HttpWebRequest object has a Headers property for setting the request headers.

private bool ValidateNotification()
{
	const string PAYPAL_URL = "https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr";
 
	HttpWebRequest req = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(PAYPAL_URL);
 
	//Set values for the request back
	req.Method = "POST";
	req.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
	byte[] param = Request.BinaryRead(HttpContext.Current.Request.ContentLength);
	string strRequest = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetString(param);
	strRequest += "&cmd=_notify-validate";
	req.ContentLength = strRequest.Length;
 
	//Send the request to PayPal and get the response
	StreamWriter streamOut = new StreamWriter(req.GetRequestStream(), System.Text.Encoding.ASCII);
	streamOut.Write(strRequest);
	streamOut.Close();
	StreamReader streamIn = new StreamReader(req.GetResponse().GetResponseStream());
	string strResponse = streamIn.ReadToEnd();
	streamIn.Close();
 
	return (strResponse == "VERIFIED");
}

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Thanks, i ended up using a different dll to solve the problem.  Thanks for your help.
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