Hello, I have a Vb.Net application that is running the compact dot net framework on a Windows mobile device. I am need to download an XML file from a PHP site by making an Https POST with a couple of variables.
1. Following is the code that I have so far, but I am not sure how to send my two variables (user and pass) and their values through the POST.
2. I am not sure that my code is proper to receive and save the XML file that is being returned.
' Create a request using a URL that can receive a post. Dim request As WebRequest = WebRequest.Create("https://www.mysite.com/get_categories.php") ' Set the Method property of the request to POST. request.Method = "POST" ' Create POST data and convert it to a byte array. Dim postData As String = "This is a test that posts this string to a Web server." Dim byteArray As Byte() = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(postData) ' Set the ContentType property of the WebRequest. request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" ' Set the ContentLength property of the WebRequest. request.ContentLength = byteArray.Length ' Get the request stream. Dim dataStream As Stream = request.GetRequestStream() ' Write the data to the request stream. dataStream.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.Length) ' Close the Stream object. dataStream.Close() ' Get the response. Dim response As WebResponse = request.GetResponse() ' Display the status. Console.WriteLine(CType(response, HttpWebResponse).StatusDescription) ' Get the stream containing content returned by the server. dataStream = response.GetResponseStream() ' Open the stream using a StreamReader for easy access. Dim reader As New StreamReader(dataStream) ' Read the content. Dim responseFromServer As String = reader.ReadToEnd() ' Display the content. Console.WriteLine(responseFromServer) ' Clean up the streams. reader.Close() dataStream.Close() response.Close()