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Making a GET Request in C# using HttpClient

With my new job at New Orbit I am moving towards full stack web development in ASP.NET and AngularJS. The first issue I encountered was how to make a GET request to an external API. WebClient vs HttpWebRequest vs HttpClient. Which one?! It doesn’t help that are multiple options. Such as the WebClient, HttpWebRequest and HttpClient classes which all can be used to make a GET request – so which one to choose? Diogo Nunes has a nice discussion of the differences. After speaking with one of the Principle developers here it seemed HttpClient was the best option. Compared to WebClient it is closer…

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