Converting a url to a bytearray

"http://ccms.ochsner.org/tempfiles/PROO688192010105509AM13688694V001_001.GIF"

Assuming the above is a valid URL, and is all the information I have about the file, how do I use VB.NET to convert it to a ByteArray?

Standard file handling code returns "URI format is not supported".

Thanks in advance!
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nffvrxqgrcfqvvcCommented:
Do you want to convert the URL string into bytes OR get the bytes of the image that this URL is pointing towards?
 

Dim wc As New System.Net.WebClient
Try
  Dim imageBytes() As Byte = wc.DownloadData("http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/srpr/logo1w.png")
  ' TODO:// work with byte data
Catch ex As Exception
  MsgBox(ex.Message)
Finally
  wc.Dispose()
  wc = Nothing
End Try

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codefingerAuthor Commented:
The answer provided was the one I needed.  Thanks!
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