How to read partial response content from the internet using HttpClient?


  • I try to download file with custom header (Authentication header). 

    I choose HttpClient because HttpWebRequest can't custom header.

    When I download content from the internet , api read all content not read partial content.

    Example Code

    HttpClientHandler aHandler = new HttpClientHandler();
    aHandler.ClientCertificateOptions = ClientCertificateOption.Automatic;
    HttpClient aClient = new HttpClient(aHandler);
    aClient.DefaultRequestHeaders.ExpectContinue = false;
    HttpResponseMessage response = await aClient.GetAsync(
    Stream stream = await response.Content.ReadAsStreamAsync();
    IInputStream inputStream = stream.AsInputStream();

    I would like to read partial content same using HttpWebRequest as code below.

    Read Partial Code

    using (var responseStream = await request.GetStreamAsync(prefix+path))

    Friday, August 8, 2014 8:52 AM


  • Hi Korawit,

    You can use RangeHeaderValue to set the request header. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.http.headers.rangeheadervalue(v=vs.118).aspx.

    Code may like below:

    string url = "Http://******";
                int size = 1000;
                using (var httpclient = new HttpClient())
                    httpclient.DefaultRequestHeaders.Range = new RangeHeaderValue(0, size);
                    var response = await httpclient.GetAsync(url, HttpCompletionOption.ResponseHeadersRead);
                    using (var stream = await response.Content.ReadAsStreamAsync())
                        var bytes = new byte[size];
                        var bytesread = stream.Read(bytes, 0, bytes.Length);

    Try it and let me know the result.


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    Monday, August 11, 2014 3:35 AM