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Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

My app currently sends GET httpwberequests and parses the content after reading the response stream for each request and the repeats this process over and over. I need to implement a continuous http stream which uses the same GET request but the connection stays open, from what I understand. how would I change my existing code to do this?

The streaming HTTP implementation allows one to cosume data in real time over a single persistent HTTp request. It access a data feed that continues to send activities on that response. I need to read data from the response, process it and then continue reading from the response and continue this process until the connection is closed. Would this be like a asynchronous request instead?

Dim responseReader As StreamReader = Nothing    
        Dim Reader As StreamReader = Nothing 
        Dim responseData As String = "" 
        Dim webresponse As HttpWebResponse = Nothing 
        Dim responseStream As Stream = Nothing 
        Dim returnContent As String = Nothing 
        Dim cdata As Integer = 0 
         webRequest = TryCast(System.Net.WebRequest.Create(url), HttpWebRequest) 
            webresponse = DirectCast(webRequest.GetResponse(), HttpWebResponse) 
            responseStream = webresponse.GetResponseStream 
            If webresponse.Cont

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