media media - 11 months ago 52
C# Question

Removing html contents from a web request using C#

I have the following code in C# which gets the content of a web page and store it in a string variable.

WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create("");
WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
Stream data = response.GetResponseStream();
string html = String.Empty;
using (StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(data))
html = sr.ReadToEnd();

The code works perfect but my point is that I need to store the content of the page without the
tags and
stuff. Is there any way to do so?

Actually I have found some ways for removing
tags but
styles still bother me. I have to mention that the way for removing
is also not working well.

Answer Source

As this question suggests, it's a tricky process parsing HTML and the best approach is to use a library.

I've used the HTML Agility Pack before with some success though this question lists some other options.