Download files using WebRequest

Posted on 2013-12-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-26
webclient.DownloadFile times out and fails.

This codes below appears to work, but the resulting files are all the same size ( 39kb) , and
are not complete.  
Can someone see the error?

         private static void DownloadFile(Uri remoteUri , string localPath)
            var request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(remoteUri);
            request.Timeout = 30000;
            request.AllowWriteStreamBuffering = false;

            using (var response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse())
            using (var s = response.GetResponseStream())
            using (var fs = new FileStream(localPath, FileMode.Create))
                byte[] buffer = new byte[4096];
                int bytesRead;
                while ((bytesRead = s.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0)
                    fs.Write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);
                    bytesRead = s.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length);
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ID: 39712969
nevermind - I have webclient.DownloadFile working.
But a solution could be worth posting.
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Accepted Solution

käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
ID: 39713035
Add a call to Flush outside of your while loop.



while ((bytesRead = s.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0)
    fs.Write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);
    bytesRead = s.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length);



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