Web Services : Understanding C# HttpClient

C# has a HttpClient class, which should be easier to use, support async programming and allow users to set any headers without reverting to some workaround code (cf. WebClient and its underlying classes).

It is necessary to understand this class properly in order to do serious coding for Web Service development.

References:

  1. http://d-fens.ch/2014/04/12/httpclient-and-how-to-use-headers-content-type-and-postasync/
  2. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10679214/how-do-you-set-the-content-type-header-for-an-httpclient-request
  3. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh944521(v=vs.118).aspx
  4. https://www.jayway.com/2012/03/13/httpclient-makes-get-and-post-very-simple/

 

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