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Https: with VB

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I'm looking for guidance to show developers information about implementing
https using VB so that an application which needs to transfer files securely
from within a VB client app can do so using https:

I'm aware the capability is available but need some guidance about where to
find the detailed information so I can help a developer learn something they
do not already know how to do.

Any help appreciated.

Feb 18 '06 #1
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Hi David,

Play with this....

Dim crdential As New System.Net.NetworkCredential("UserName", "Password")
UploadFile("c:\mylocalfolder\mylocalfile.txt",
"https://thewebsite.com/thedirectory/mylocalfile.txt", crdential)

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Friend Function UploadFile(ByVal SourceLocation As String, ByVal
DestinationLocation As String, ByVal Credential As
System.Net.NetworkCredential) As Boolean
Dim Response As String = Nothing, FileSize As Double = 0
Try
UploadFile = False
If SourceLocation.ToString.Trim <> "" And
DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim <> "" Then
'To set Upload settings
Dim UploadRequest As System.Net.HttpWebRequest =
CType(System.Net.WebRequest.Create(New
Uri(DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim)), System.Net.HttpWebRequest)
UploadRequest.Credentials = Credential
UploadRequest.Timeout = 60000000
UploadRequest.Method = "PUT"
UploadRequest.ContentLength = New
System.IO.FileInfo(SourceLocation.ToString.Trim).L ength
FileSize = UploadRequest.ContentLength.ToString.Trim
'To set Upload Stream settings
Dim SourceStream As New
System.IO.FileStream(SourceLocation.ToString.Trim, System.IO.FileMode.Open,
System.IO.FileAccess.Read, System.IO.FileShare.ReadWrite)
Dim RequestStream As System.IO.Stream =
UploadRequest.GetRequestStream()
Dim Buffer(4095) As Byte
Dim Position As Integer = 0, ivlLoop As Integer = 0,
CurLocation As Integer = 0
Position = SourceStream.Read(Buffer, 0, Buffer.Length)

While Position <> 0
RequestStream.Write(Buffer, 0, Position)
Position = SourceStream.Read(Buffer, 0, Buffer.Length)
CurLocation += Position
End While

'To upload Stream on Remote system
Dim WebResponse As System.Net.HttpWebResponse =
CType(UploadRequest.GetResponse(), System.Net.HttpWebResponse)
Dim ResponseReader As New
System.IO.StreamReader(WebResponse.GetResponseStre am())
Response = ResponseReader.ReadToEnd()
UploadFile = True

RequestStream.Close()
UploadRequest = Nothing
SourceStream = Nothing
RequestStream = Nothing
WebResponse = Nothing
ResponseReader = Nothing
ElseIf SourceLocation.ToString.Trim = "" Then
Call MsgBox("Source Location is missing")
ElseIf DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim = "" Then
Call MsgBox("Destination Location is missing")
End If
Catch ex As Exception
Call MsgBox(ex.ToString)
End Try
End Function
--
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"David B" <Da****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7B**********************************@microsof t.com...
I'm looking for guidance to show developers information about implementing
https using VB so that an application which needs to transfer files
securely
from within a VB client app can do so using https:

I'm aware the capability is available but need some guidance about where
to
find the detailed information so I can help a developer learn something
they
do not already know how to do.

Any help appreciated.

Feb 19 '06 #2

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Hi. Thanks for this response.

I presume with just a little effort we could reverse the direction of this
example and have this work for downloading a file TO a client with this
function in the client-side app? (The PUT becomes a GET, etc?).

Again, trying to provide guidance to the developers for them to work this out.

"vbnetdev" wrote:
Hi David,

Play with this....

Dim crdential As New System.Net.NetworkCredential("UserName", "Password")
UploadFile("c:\mylocalfolder\mylocalfile.txt",
"https://thewebsite.com/thedirectory/mylocalfile.txt", crdential)

----------------------------------
Friend Function UploadFile(ByVal SourceLocation As String, ByVal
DestinationLocation As String, ByVal Credential As
System.Net.NetworkCredential) As Boolean
Dim Response As String = Nothing, FileSize As Double = 0
Try
UploadFile = False
If SourceLocation.ToString.Trim <> "" And
DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim <> "" Then
'To set Upload settings
Dim UploadRequest As System.Net.HttpWebRequest =
CType(System.Net.WebRequest.Create(New
Uri(DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim)), System.Net.HttpWebRequest)
UploadRequest.Credentials = Credential
UploadRequest.Timeout = 60000000
UploadRequest.Method = "PUT"
UploadRequest.ContentLength = New
System.IO.FileInfo(SourceLocation.ToString.Trim).L ength
FileSize = UploadRequest.ContentLength.ToString.Trim
'To set Upload Stream settings
Dim SourceStream As New
System.IO.FileStream(SourceLocation.ToString.Trim, System.IO.FileMode.Open,
System.IO.FileAccess.Read, System.IO.FileShare.ReadWrite)
Dim RequestStream As System.IO.Stream =
UploadRequest.GetRequestStream()
Dim Buffer(4095) As Byte
Dim Position As Integer = 0, ivlLoop As Integer = 0,
CurLocation As Integer = 0
Position = SourceStream.Read(Buffer, 0, Buffer.Length)

While Position <> 0
RequestStream.Write(Buffer, 0, Position)
Position = SourceStream.Read(Buffer, 0, Buffer.Length)
CurLocation += Position
End While

'To upload Stream on Remote system
Dim WebResponse As System.Net.HttpWebResponse =
CType(UploadRequest.GetResponse(), System.Net.HttpWebResponse)
Dim ResponseReader As New
System.IO.StreamReader(WebResponse.GetResponseStre am())
Response = ResponseReader.ReadToEnd()
UploadFile = True

RequestStream.Close()
UploadRequest = Nothing
SourceStream = Nothing
RequestStream = Nothing
WebResponse = Nothing
ResponseReader = Nothing
ElseIf SourceLocation.ToString.Trim = "" Then
Call MsgBox("Source Location is missing")
ElseIf DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim = "" Then
Call MsgBox("Destination Location is missing")
End If
Catch ex As Exception
Call MsgBox(ex.ToString)
End Try
End Function
--
Get a powerful web, database, application, and email hosting with KJM
Solutions
http://www.kjmsolutions.com

"David B" <Da****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7B**********************************@microsof t.com...
I'm looking for guidance to show developers information about implementing
https using VB so that an application which needs to transfer files
securely
from within a VB client app can do so using https:

I'm aware the capability is available but need some guidance about where
to
find the detailed information so I can help a developer learn something
they
do not already know how to do.

Any help appreciated.


Feb 20 '06 #3

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Are you asking me to come up with a sample to do this? I don't imagine it
would be difficult. The reason I gave you what I did was if you are trying
to get your developers a starting point this should do it.

If you are asking for someone to build it for them you need to email me off
list (ad***@nospamkjmsolutions.com (remove no spam)) to discuss this
situation further.

--
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Solutions
http://www.kjmsolutions.com

"David B" <Da****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BA**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi. Thanks for this response.

I presume with just a little effort we could reverse the direction of this
example and have this work for downloading a file TO a client with this
function in the client-side app? (The PUT becomes a GET, etc?).

Again, trying to provide guidance to the developers for them to work this
out.

"vbnetdev" wrote:
Hi David,

Play with this....

Dim crdential As New System.Net.NetworkCredential("UserName", "Password")
UploadFile("c:\mylocalfolder\mylocalfile.txt",
"https://thewebsite.com/thedirectory/mylocalfile.txt", crdential)

----------------------------------
Friend Function UploadFile(ByVal SourceLocation As String, ByVal
DestinationLocation As String, ByVal Credential As
System.Net.NetworkCredential) As Boolean
Dim Response As String = Nothing, FileSize As Double = 0
Try
UploadFile = False
If SourceLocation.ToString.Trim <> "" And
DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim <> "" Then
'To set Upload settings
Dim UploadRequest As System.Net.HttpWebRequest =
CType(System.Net.WebRequest.Create(New
Uri(DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim)), System.Net.HttpWebRequest)
UploadRequest.Credentials = Credential
UploadRequest.Timeout = 60000000
UploadRequest.Method = "PUT"
UploadRequest.ContentLength = New
System.IO.FileInfo(SourceLocation.ToString.Trim).L ength
FileSize = UploadRequest.ContentLength.ToString.Trim
'To set Upload Stream settings
Dim SourceStream As New
System.IO.FileStream(SourceLocation.ToString.Trim,
System.IO.FileMode.Open,
System.IO.FileAccess.Read, System.IO.FileShare.ReadWrite)
Dim RequestStream As System.IO.Stream =
UploadRequest.GetRequestStream()
Dim Buffer(4095) As Byte
Dim Position As Integer = 0, ivlLoop As Integer = 0,
CurLocation As Integer = 0
Position = SourceStream.Read(Buffer, 0, Buffer.Length)

While Position <> 0
RequestStream.Write(Buffer, 0, Position)
Position = SourceStream.Read(Buffer, 0,
Buffer.Length)
CurLocation += Position
End While

'To upload Stream on Remote system
Dim WebResponse As System.Net.HttpWebResponse =
CType(UploadRequest.GetResponse(), System.Net.HttpWebResponse)
Dim ResponseReader As New
System.IO.StreamReader(WebResponse.GetResponseStre am())
Response = ResponseReader.ReadToEnd()
UploadFile = True

RequestStream.Close()
UploadRequest = Nothing
SourceStream = Nothing
RequestStream = Nothing
WebResponse = Nothing
ResponseReader = Nothing
ElseIf SourceLocation.ToString.Trim = "" Then
Call MsgBox("Source Location is missing")
ElseIf DestinationLocation.ToString.Trim = "" Then
Call MsgBox("Destination Location is missing")
End If
Catch ex As Exception
Call MsgBox(ex.ToString)
End Try
End Function
--
Get a powerful web, database, application, and email hosting with KJM
Solutions
http://www.kjmsolutions.com

"David B" <Da****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7B**********************************@microsof t.com...
> I'm looking for guidance to show developers information about
> implementing
> https using VB so that an application which needs to transfer files
> securely
> from within a VB client app can do so using https:
>
> I'm aware the capability is available but need some guidance about
> where
> to
> find the detailed information so I can help a developer learn something
> they
> do not already know how to do.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>


Feb 20 '06 #4

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