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Summary: Retrieve Web Image
Language: VB.NET
Author: Captain Akahige
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Culture: en-US
Bytes: 896
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    Public Function GetImage(ByVal strURL As String) As Image
        'Requires: 
        '   Imports System.net
        '   Imports System.IO
        'Call:
        '   Using a picture box -
        '   PictureBox1.Image = GetImage(imagesourceURL)
        '   PictureBox1.Image = GetImage("http://www.aintitcool.com/media/konghorn.gif")
        'Possible Uses:
        '   Retrieve and save a timed webcam image - such as the Mount St. Helens Volcano Cam.
        '   Save the image to a file with a timestamp in the file name, then play back.
        Dim objStream As Stream = Nothing
        Dim objRequest As HttpWebRequest = CType(WebRequest.Create(strURL), HttpWebRequest)
        Dim objResponse As HttpWebResponse = CType((objRequest).GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse)
        objStream = objResponse.GetResponseStream()
        Return Image.FromStream(objStream)
    End Function

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