How to: Download Files with FTP

This sample shows how to download a file from an FTP server.


using System;  
using System.IO;  
using System.Net;  
using System.Text;  

namespace Examples.System.Net  
    public class WebRequestGetExample  
        public static void Main ()  
            // Get the object used to communicate with the server.  
            FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("");  
            request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile;  

            // This example assumes the FTP site uses anonymous logon.  
            request.Credentials = new NetworkCredential ("anonymous","");  

            FtpWebResponse response = (FtpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();  

            Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream();  
            StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(responseStream);  

            Console.WriteLine("Download Complete, status {0}", response.StatusDescription);  


Compiling the Code

This example requires:

  • References to the System.Net namespace.

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