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Summary: How to POST to a generic Web Service
Language: C#
Author: Fabian Nicollier
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Culture: en-US
Bytes: 1806
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ASCIIEncoding encoding = new ASCIIEncoding();
HttpWebResponse httpResponse = null;
//Parameter string should look like "parameter1=value1¶meter2=value2"
byte[] btParameters = encoding.GetBytes(sParameterString);
httpRequest.Method = "POST";
httpRequest.KeepAlive = false;
httpRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
httpRequest.ContentLength = btParameters.Length;
httpRequest.Timeout = 30000;
//Create the request
using (HttpWebRequest httpRequest = (HttpWebRequest)HttpWebRequest.Create(this.URL + "/" + this.WebServiceMethodName))
                //Add parameters         
                using (Stream requestStream = httpRequest.GetRequestStream())
                    requestStream.Write(btParameters, 0, btParameters.Length);                    
                //Send the request                
                    httpResponse = (HttpWebResponse)httpRequest.GetResponse();
                    //Process the response
                    string response;
                    using (Stream baseStream = httpResponse.GetResponseStream())
                        using (System.IO.StreamReader responseStreamReader = new System.IO.StreamReader(baseStream))
                            //The response
                            response = responseStreamReader.ReadToEnd();
                catch (Exception ex)
                    if (httpResponse != null)

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