ASP.NET/C#: HTTP Post Request

Using ASP.NET/C# I want to make an HTTP POST request.
URL: http://example.com/xyz
Method: POST
Data: {"x":"hello","y":"world"}
Header: Content-Type: application/json

This is how it is done from a Linux command line using cURL:
curl -X POST http://example.com/xyz -d '{"x":"hello","y":"world"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json"

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How can this be done using only C# for ASP.NET?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
See if this page from Microsoft helps: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/debx8sh9.aspx   There is a 'complete' example at the bottom of the page for C# and VB.
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