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Transferring a file from a network resource (XAML)


Enable your app to transfer files to and from locations on the web. C#/C++ implementation options include HttpClient and Background Transfer.

Background Transfer is primarily designed for long-term transfer operations for resources like video, music, and large images. For a high-level look at Background Transfer, see Transferring data in the background. HttpClient is recommended for short-term operations involving transfers of smaller resources (i.e. a couple KB).

In this section


How to download a file

This topic will show you how to download a file.

How to Upload a file

This topic will show you how to upload data or a file from a device to the Internet.


Related topics

How to configure network capabilities
Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using C# or Visual Basic
Roadmap for Windows Runtime apps using C++
Transferring data in the background
Background Transfer sample
HttpClient sample



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