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Hi,

I have written an FTP application that is working with no issues.

It uploads one of 4 files to various printers on my network. I maintain a list of IP addresses.

The 4 files are printer configuration files, that contain either 1 or 3 lines of code. Very simple files.

What I want to do is hard code the contents of the files I am uploading into my application so that it doesnt have to open, read, and close the files each and every time.
Is this possible?

I understand that FTP means File Transfer Protocol, therefore the theory is that it uploads a "file".

I guess I was hoping to hook into the "buffer" part. Istead of reading something into the buffer - I pass it directly into the buffer from within my application from static strings.

Possible?

Thanks.

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if you could post the "upload" part here then we might be able to give you a good solution.
Right now i would suggest to create an byte array and use writeStream.

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Basically I want to take to contents of c:\test.txt and hard code it into my application.

Here is the code:

Dim localFile As String = "C:\test.txt"
        Dim remoteFile As String = "ftp://127.0.0.1/ftproot/test12345.txt"
        Dim username As String = "uploadusr"
        Dim password As String = "uploadpwd"

        Dim sourceStream As New StreamReader(localFile)
        Dim fileContents As Byte() = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(sourceStream.ReadToEnd())
        sourceStream.Close()


        'Get the object used to communicate with the server.
        Dim Request As System.Net.FtpWebRequest = FtpWebRequest.Create(remoteFile)

        ' Setting Properties
        Request.Credentials = New NetworkCredential(username, password)
        Request.Method = System.Net.WebRequestMethods.Ftp.UploadFile
        Request.Proxy = Nothing
        Request.KeepAlive = False

        ' Uploading file
        Request.GetRequestStream.Write(fileContents, 0, fileContents.Length)

        MsgBox("File Uploaded Successfully !!!")
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try this then

Dim remoteFile As String = "ftp://127.0.0.1/ftproot/test12345.txt"
        Dim username As String = "uploadusr"
        Dim password As String = "uploadpwd"

        Dim fileContents As Byte() = Encoding.Default.GetBytes("your harcoded content")

        'Get the object used to communicate with the server.
        Dim Request As System.Net.FtpWebRequest = DirectCast(FtpWebRequest.Create(remoteFile), FtpWebRequest)

        ' Setting Properties
        Request.Credentials = New NetworkCredential(username, password)
        Request.Method = System.Net.WebRequestMethods.Ftp.UploadFile
        Request.Proxy = Nothing
        Request.KeepAlive = False

        ' Uploading file
        Request.GetRequestStream.Write(fileContents, 0, fileContents.Length)

        MsgBox("File Uploaded Successfully !!!")
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Worked perfectly!
Thank you.

not sure why i couldnt work that out myself :$ - but thank you anyway !

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