WebClient.DownloadStringAsync Method (Uri)
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Downloads the resource at the specified Uri as a string.
Assembly: System.Net (in System.Net.dll)
'Declaration Public Sub DownloadStringAsync ( _ address As Uri _ )
public void DownloadStringAsync( Uri address )
The location of the resource to be downloaded.
The address parameter is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
There is not enough memory to continue the execution of the program.
The execution stack overflowed because it contains too many nested method calls.
A call was made to the Thread.Abort method to destroy a thread.
This method retrieves the specified resource using the GET method. The resource is downloaded asynchronously. When the download is completed, the DownloadStringCompleted event is raised. The downloaded string is available in the Result property of the DownloadStringCompletedEventArgs. You cannot call the DownloadStringAsync method again on the same WebClient object, until the first string download operation is completed. Doing this causes an exception.
You can use the CancelAsync method to cancel asynchronous operations that have not completed.
If the BaseAddress property is not an empty string and the address does not contain an absolute URI, the address must be a relative URI that is combined with BaseAddress to form the absolute URI of the requested data.
Supported in: 5, 4, 3
Silverlight for Windows Phone
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0
Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.0
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.