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Read XML into a file

Hello,

(I am a novice still learning)....

Please see the code below. I have an XML data stream coming in from a WebRequest, and I now want to place this stream into a file called response.xml which is located at "C:\XML\response.xml

What is the syntax (in VB.NET) to use the stream writer to place the response into this file?  

Thanks,
Joe
Dim response As WebResponse = request.GetResponse()
        dataStream = response.GetResponseStream()
        Dim reader As XmlTextReader = New XmlTextReader(dataStream)

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nasserdCommented:
This MSDN article should have the StreamWriter calls you're looking for.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6ka1wd3w.aspx
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NursingCorpAuthor Commented:
Ok, read the article and tried:

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        Dim response As WebResponse = request.GetResponse()
        dataStream = response.GetResponseStream()
        Dim reader As XmlTextReader = New XmlTextReader(dataStream)

        Using sw As New StreamWriter("C:\XML\response1.xml")
            sw.Write(reader)
        End Using

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And in my file, response.xml, it has the following text:

System.Xml.XmlTextReader
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NursingCorpAuthor Commented:
The file is actually response1.xml, not response.xml.
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nasserdCommented:
"System.Xml.XmlTextReader" is the object's type -- the default information that is output because no property or method is specified.  You need to either read the dataStream object (using .ToString) or loop through the XmlTextReader object to output the appropriate XML nodes.

To better understand GetResponseStream please read:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.webresponse.getresponsestream.aspx

To better understand XmlTextReader please read:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.xml.xmltextreader.aspx
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