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ASP.Net – WebAPI 2.0 with OData

ASP.NET Web API is a framework that makes it easy to build HTTP services that reach a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices. It is an ideal platform for  building RESTful applications on the .NET Framework.

This is a quick overview of WebAPI 2.0 and I would be not be going into much details.

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SSL – Underlying connection was closed

If you’ve ever had to make a web request to an HTTPS endpoint from C# you will likely run into this gem of an exception.

The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.

Who the what now?

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Download images from a URL in C#

You may use the following method to retrieve the image from a specific URL on the web. The below C# function takes an image url, download the image from the url as a stream.

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Download an image with the appropriate extension using WebClient

I had to retrieve and save an image from the external websites to my local folder. While it can look like a simple task at the first glance, it can be complicated when you try to find the filename & extension using the URL.

Example:

https://img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net/cms/api/am/imageFileData/REXksy?ver=a384

though this is an Image, you would not be able to find the filename or extension by using the URL, so I had to come up with this.

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