wingedpanther wingedpanther - 2 years ago 98 Question

How to get the file's size using FtpWebResponse

Trying to download file from a

to get download progress i have planned to implement
,the following code will display the download progress,speed,amount of
downloading in the UI
Following is the code i wrote in

'Creating the request and getting the response
Dim theResponse As FtpWebResponse
Dim theRequest As FtpWebRequest
'Checks if the file exist
theRequest = WebRequest.Create(Me.txtFileName.Text)
theResponse = theRequest.GetResponse
Catch ex As Exception
MessageBox.Show("An error occurred while downloading file. Possible causes:" & ControlChars.CrLf & _
"1) File doesn't exist" & ControlChars.CrLf & _
"2) Remote server error", "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)

Dim cancelDelegate As New DownloadCompleteSafe(AddressOf DownloadComplete)
Me.Invoke(cancelDelegate, True)
Exit Sub
End Try

Dim length As Long = theResponse.ContentLength 'Size of the response (in bytes)
Dim safedelegate As New ChangeTextsSafe(AddressOf ChangeTexts)
Me.Invoke(safedelegate, length, 0, 0, 0) 'Invoke the TreadsafeDelegate
Dim writeStream As New IO.FileStream(Me.whereToSave, IO.FileMode.Create)
'Replacement for Stream.Position (webResponse stream doesn't support seek)
Dim nRead As Integer
'To calculate the download speed
Dim speedtimer As New Stopwatch
Dim currentspeed As Double = -1
Dim readings As Integer = 0

If BackgroundWorker1.CancellationPending Then 'If user abort download
Exit Do
End If
Dim readBytes(4095) As Byte
Dim bytesread As Integer = theResponse.GetResponseStream.Read(readBytes, 0, 4096)
nRead += bytesread
Dim percent As Short = (nRead * 100) / length
Me.Invoke(safedelegate, length, nRead, percent, currentspeed)
If bytesread = 0 Then Exit Do
writeStream.Write(readBytes, 0, bytesread)
readings += 1
If readings >= 5 Then 'For increase precision, the speed it's calculated only every five cicles
currentspeed = 20480 / (speedtimer.ElapsedMilliseconds / 1000)
readings = 0
End If

'Close the streams

If Me.BackgroundWorker1.CancellationPending Then
Dim cancelDelegate As New DownloadCompleteSafe(AddressOf DownloadComplete)
Me.Invoke(cancelDelegate, True)
Exit Sub
End If

Dim completeDelegate As New DownloadCompleteSafe(AddressOf DownloadComplete)
Me.Invoke(completeDelegate, False)

  • following is the error i got
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  • Dim length As Long = theResponse.ContentLength

  • For example

  • above given is the
    ftp Url
    am passing to download file, here
    is the file to download
    NOTE : the problem is when getting the file size of the file to download in my case the size of
    Dim length As Long = theResponse.ContentLength
    . here
    the actual size of the file is
    if i change
    Dim length As Long =430080
    (420kb=430080bytes) the code will work

Answer Source

Found the following solution to get the exact method to find the file's size

    Dim request As FtpWebRequest = DirectCast(WebRequest.Create(Me.txtFileName.Text), FtpWebRequest)
    request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.GetFileSize
    Dim response As FtpWebResponse = DirectCast(request.GetResponse(), FtpWebResponse)
    Dim fileSize As Long = response.ContentLength
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