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Summary: How do I load an image from a URI address?
Language: VB.NET
Author: J.Marc Piulachs
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Culture: en-US
Bytes: 651
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Function GetImageFromURL(ByVal url As String) As Byte() 
    Dim wr As HttpWebRequest = _ 
       DirectCast(WebRequest.Create(url), HttpWebRequest) 
    Dim wresponse As HttpWebResponse = _ 
       DirectCast(wr.GetResponse, HttpWebResponse) 
    Dim responseStream As Stream = wresponse.GetResponseStream 
    Dim br As BinaryReader = New BinaryReader(responseStream) 
    Dim bytesize As Long = wresponse.ContentLength 
    Return br.ReadBytes(bytesize) 
End Function 
To use the above function:
Dim img As New Bitmap(New IO.MemoryStream(GetImageFromURL("http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/art/codenameLonghorn.JPG"))) 
Me.BackgroundImage = img 

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