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HttpWebRequest - can I store the endpoint URL for faster access?

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I am using the following method to access a server-based file.

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  1. Dim myURL As HttpWebRequest
  2. myURL = WebRequest.Create("")
  3. myURL.Method = "POST"
  4. myURL.ContentType = "application/json"
  5. etc...
I'm wondering if it is possible to store the HttpWebRequest on load and use it for all future requirements? I get the feeling that the WebRequest.Create needs to locate the file each time (?) which slows things up unnecessarily.

If this is possible, do I need to alter the code in some way? Such as Dim myURL As NEW HttpWebRequest = storedURL?

Jan 15 '15 #1
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