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HttpClient.GetStringAsync Method (String)

.NET Framework 4.6 and 4.5

Send a GET request to the specified Uri and return the response body as a string in an asynchronous operation.

Namespace:   System.Net.Http
Assembly:  System.Net.Http (in System.Net.Http.dll)

public Task<string> GetStringAsync(
	string requestUri


Type: System.String

The Uri the request is sent to.

Return Value

Type: System.Threading.Tasks.Task<String>

Returns Task<TResult>.

The task object representing the asynchronous operation.

Exception Condition

The requestUri was null.

This operation will not block. The returned Task<TResult> object will complete after the whole response body is read.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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