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Friday, April 9, 2010

How to Download File from Website using C# (.NET)

 How to Download File from Internet using C# (.NET)


private bool download_file_from_Net()

        {
            try
            {
                WebClient WC = new WebClient();
                String sWebLocation = "http://logic.stanford.edu/talks/Web2.0/microsoft-logo.jpg";
                String sLocalPath = "C:\\Temp\\New folder (2)\\microsoft-logo.jpg";
                WC.DownloadFile(sWebLocation, sLocalPath);
                return true;
            }

           catch (Exception ex1)
            {
                return false;
            }
        }
  



Following errors might occur if you do not use the Destination File Name

For example


                String sLocalPath = "C:\\Temp\\New folder (2)";


throws the following error
 InnerException = {"Access to the path 'C:\\Temp\\New folder (2)' is denied."}

and


                String sLocalPath = "C:\\Temp\\New folder (2)\\";



 throws the following one


System.Net.WebException was caught
  Message=An exception occurred during a WebClient request.
  InnerException: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException

       Message=Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Temp\New folder (2)\'.

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