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What steps should I use to implement HTTP POST of an XML document?

Requirement: We have been given the ability to create Orders by creating an XML document. One of the methods available is "HTTP POST of an XML document".

What steps or tools can I use to create the "HTTP POST of an XML document"?

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Well, let's assume your xml is in a file and you are writing a C# DotNET console application.

You can run this application from a command line and pass the filename as the first argument.

The program should read the xml as a string rather than load it into an XDocument since you want to post the xml to a destination url.

The program would then instantiate a WebClient and call the UploadString() method passing the url to the server and the xml string. This will do the post.

Additional details: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ekfaaeay(v=vs.100).aspx

Also, there is an UploadFile() method that may make this even easier since it will read the file for you.

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Hi Gary,

Thanks for your response.

Are there any sample pieces of code that I can use & then plugin my XML data using the C#  DotNET console application ?

I'm not an expert in C# ?

Thanks again.
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Hi Gary,

Thanks for the code. I'll give it a shot & ask more questions if I get stuck later.

Thanks again.