Reza Reza - 5 months ago 306
Android Question

How to send POST request in Xamarin?

I've built my backend in rails.
My email address is "sample@zmail.com" and it's already registered. The password is "28902890" here

After giving the following command in terminal

curl -v -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -X POST https://auth-agdit.herokuapp.com/api/v1/sessions -d "{\"user\":{\"email\":\"sample@zmail\",\"password\":\"28902890\"}}"


I get this response from my backend,

{"success":true,"info":"Logged in :) ","data":{"authentication_token":"iexGFwJ6HwERQZ3wJ4NG"}}


Now I need to get this data from my Android app.
I can get json by using WebClient().downloadString() method for simple json where authentication is not needed and the request method is GET.

Now I need to get the output Json for POST method.
How can I accomplish that?

Answer

This is how I did it:

  WebClient wc = new WebClient();
        string baseSiteString = wc.DownloadString("https://auth-agdit.herokuapp.com");
        string csrfToken = Regex.Match(baseSiteString, "<meta name=\"csrf-token\" content=\"(.*?)\" />").Groups[1].Value;
        string cookie = wc.ResponseHeaders[HttpResponseHeader.SetCookie];
        Console.WriteLine("CSRF Token: {0}", csrfToken);
        Console.WriteLine("Cookie: {0}", cookie);

        wc.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.Cookie, cookie);
        wc.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.ContentType, "application/json; charset=utf-8");
        wc.Headers.Add(HttpRequestHeader.Accept, "application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01");
        wc.Headers.Add("X-CSRF-Token", csrfToken);
        wc.Headers.Add("X-Requested-With", "XMLHttpRequest");


        string dataString = @"{""user"":{""email"":""mrezaurrahman@live.com"",""password"":""28902890""}}";
     //   string dataString = @"{""user"":{""email"":"""+uEmail+@""",""password"":"""+uPassword+@"""}}";
        byte[] dataBytes = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(dataString);
        byte[] responseBytes = wc.UploadData(new Uri("https://auth-agdit.herokuapp.com/api/v1/sessions.json"), "POST", dataBytes);
        string responseString = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(responseBytes);
        Console.WriteLine(responseString);