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HttpRequestFactory was designed for use by tiersplitting internally and was not supposed to be exposed as part of the Volta API as Danny van Velzen from Microsoft Volta team told me today. So, its better if you use XMLHttpRequest instead because this factory class might not show up in the later releases. You will find this class in Microsoft.LiveLabs.Volta.Xml namespace.  As like as JavaScript's one, in this .NET version you can also Open URL, specify method name, and of course pass credentials. You can track response text, xml, status code, status text and also you can abort.

To retrieve your content, you must subscribe to ReadyStateChange event with a HtmlEventHandler which you can find in Microsoft.LiveLabs.Volta.Html namespace and check the status code. If it is 200 that means "HTTP OK", you can take the ResponseText or ResponseXML. See this example:

string content = string.Empty;
var request = new XMLHttpRequest();

request.ReadyStateChange += delegate()
    if (request.Status == 200)
        content = request1.ResponseText;

request.Open("POST", "", true);
However, you cannot fetch cross domain content by XMLHttpRequest. The Volta compiler creates client side JavaScript XMLHttpRequest and lets developers write code in .NET friendly way. So, I do not think there is any way to retrieve cross domain content in Volta, and leaving us on the same old HttpRequest class. Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008 11:12 PM Volta , .NET , C# | Back to top

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