.NET send a GET HttpWebRequest and retrieve the server response

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‘Create the HttpWebRequest object
Dim req as HttpWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(URL)

‘Get the data as an HttpWebResponse object
Dim resp as HttpWebResponse = req.GetResponse()

‘Convert the data into a string (assumes that you are requesting text)
Dim sr as New StreamReader(resp.GetResponseStream())
Dim results as String = sr.ReadToEnd()

‘… work with results …
Catch wex as WebException
‘Something went awry in the HTTP request!
End Try

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