39. Web Page Source Code

In this tutorial, we cover using the HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse. We use it to obtain the source code of a web page that I have created. We also use the Stream Reader to read the text and then place it into a textbox.


Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Dim request As System.Net.HttpWebRequest = System.Net.HttpWebRequest.Create(TextBox2.Text)
        Dim response As System.Net.HttpWebResponse = request.GetResponse()

        Dim sr As System.IO.StreamReader = New System.IO.StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream())

        Dim sourcecode As String = sr.ReadToEnd()

        TextBox1.Text = sourcecode
    End Sub

End Class