How to: Download Files with FTP

 

This sample shows how to download a file from an FTP server.

using System;  
using System.IO;  
using System.Net;  
using System.Text;  
  
namespace Examples.System.Net  
{  
    public class WebRequestGetExample  
    {  
        public static void Main ()  
        {  
            // Get the object used to communicate with the server.  
            FtpWebRequest request = (FtpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("ftp://www.contoso.com/test.htm");  
            request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.DownloadFile;  
  
            // This example assumes the FTP site uses anonymous logon.  
            request.Credentials = new NetworkCredential ("anonymous","janeDoe@contoso.com");  
  
            FtpWebResponse response = (FtpWebResponse)request.GetResponse();  
  
            Stream responseStream = response.GetResponseStream();  
            StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(responseStream);  
            Console.WriteLine(reader.ReadToEnd());  
  
            Console.WriteLine("Download Complete, status {0}", response.StatusDescription);  
  
            reader.Close();  
            response.Close();    
        }  
    }  
}  

This example requires:

  • References to the System.Net namespace.
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