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VB.Net Web Client and paramaters

My following snippett creates no errors


But I need to pass in a paramater "command" to the url.

How would I do that?

        Dim Client As New WebClient
        Using Client
            Dim reader As New StreamReader(Client.OpenRead("https://hostedconnect.m5net.com/bobl/bobl"), Encoding.UTF8, True)
            Dim line As String = reader.ReadLine()
            Do While line IsNot Nothing
                Debug.WriteLine(line)
                line = reader.ReadLine()
            Loop
        End Using

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
How does that resource expect its parameters to be received? Via a POST? A GET? For the latter you might try appending a query string:

Dim reader As New StreamReader(Client.OpenRead("https://hostedconnect.m5net.com/bobl/bobl?command=commandValue"), Encoding.UTF8, True)

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...For the former, you'll need to use a different method than OpenRead.
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
kaufmed
This is tied toa very difficult project I'm on

I need to POST XML to a url

I then need to get the response...and keep the connection OPEN because this url I'm posting to will send an unlimited stream of data back to me.
The POST comes back with a reply

A few seconds later another block of data will come back

And then as certain events take place in our system...
THEY will send additional data
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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kevp75Commented:
Hello,
Yes, you will need to change the way you are accessing the service.  WebClient does not have enough features in it's classes and interfaces to do what you need, it's simply a (no offense intended) lazy-man's approach to making a simple GET request.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ba0z6a33(v=vs.100).aspx

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14964766/posting-xml-to-web-service-in-net-c-sharp-and-recieving-response

Will show you how to do this.
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
kevp75
  Let me review what you posted.

And absolutely no offense taken.  I am NOT experienced in what I'm trying to do here. You guys are the experts.

And oh yeah...to get answers I am not above groveling :-)
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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kevp75Commented:
:) Any time, glad I could help
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