DR.Networking 2.1.0

dotnet add package DR.Networking --version 2.1.0
NuGet\Install-Package DR.Networking -Version 2.1.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="DR.Networking" Version="2.1.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add DR.Networking --version 2.1.0
#r "nuget: DR.Networking, 2.1.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install DR.Networking as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DR.Networking&version=2.1.0

// Install DR.Networking as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DR.Networking&version=2.1.0

DR.Networking

A small networking library to make get & post requests

Usage

Make a get request with rate limiting

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        #region config
        //Assign a global rate limit time. When you make a request to the same URL twice the second time this rate limit will be applied.
        //Unless you manually specify a rate limit for that page/domain in List<Configuration.SiteSpecific>.
        TimeSpan globalRateLimit = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(10);

        //Create a list of page/domain specific rate limits. Page specific rate limits will be prioritized followed by domain specific rate limits.
        //If you pass a url which isn't contained in either global rate limit will be used.
        List<Configuration.SiteSpecific> rateLimitings = new()
        {
            new Configuration.SiteSpecific() { Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5), Url = "https://example.com/" },
            new Configuration.SiteSpecific() { Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(10), Url = "https://example.org/" },
            new Configuration.SiteSpecific() { Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(15), Url = "https://example.net/" },
            new Configuration.SiteSpecific() { Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(20), Url = "https://example.edu/" },
            new Configuration.SiteSpecific() { Duration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(25), Url = "https://example.nl/by-sidn/" },
        };

        //Pass the rate limit to the library (you will only need to set this once).
        _ = new Configuration(globalRateLimit, rateLimitings);
        #endregion

        //Below is just for example. Run these requests however you want.
        List<string> Urls = new()
        {
            "https://example.com/",
            "https://example.com/",
            "https://example.org/",
            "https://example.org/",
            "https://example.net/",
            "https://example.net/",
            "https://example.edu/",
            "https://example.edu/",
            "https://example.nl/by-sidn/",
            "https://example.nl/by-sidn/",
        };

        foreach (string url in Urls)
        {
            Data request = Request.Get(url).Result;
            if (request.Result)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
            }
            else
            {
                //Handle errors/issues
                Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
            }
        }
    }
}

Everything in the config region only really needs to be configured/setup once. You can do this in a startup/program file for example. So once you have it setup you don't need to include it in individual requests. Once you do have it configured it will apply ratelimiting to every request if 'globalRateLimit' is specified. Or on every request using a url specified in your 'rateLimitings' list.

Make a get request without rate limiting

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        Data request = Request.Get(url).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Make a get request with headers

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        var headers = new Dictionary<string, string>
        {
            { "permission", "user" },
            { "permission_description", "general-user-account" }
        };
	
        Data request = Request.Get(url, headers).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Make a get request with auth headers

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        AuthenticationHeaderValue authHeader = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("password");
	
        Data request = Request.Get(url, authHeader).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Make a post request (using FormUrlEncodedContent)

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        var content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(new[]
        {
            new KeyValuePair<string, string>("permission", "user"),
            new KeyValuePair<string, string>("permission_description", "general-user-account")
        });

        Data request = Request.Post(url, content).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Make a post request with headers

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        var content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(new[]
        {
            new KeyValuePair<string, string>("permission", "user"),
            new KeyValuePair<string, string>("permission_description", "general-user-account")
        });

        var headers = new Dictionary<string, string>
        {
            { "permission", "user" },
            { "permission_description", "general-user-account" }
        };

        Data request = Request.Post(url, content, headers).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Make a post request with auth headers

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        var content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(new[]
        {
            new KeyValuePair<string, string>("permission", "user"),
            new KeyValuePair<string, string>("permission_description", "general-user-account")
        });

        AuthenticationHeaderValue authHeader = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("password");

        Data request = Request.Post(url, content, authHeader).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Or make a post request using dynamic data (also both type of post requests support headers)

using DR.Networking;

class Program
{
    public class Permissions
    {
        public string permission { get; set; }
        public string permission_description { get; set; }
    }

    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        Permissions content = new Permissions { permission = "user", permission_description = "general-user-account" };

        Data request = Request.Post(url, content).Result;
        if (request.Result)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(request.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result);
        }
        else
        {
            //Handle errors/issues
            Console.WriteLine(request.Error);
        }
    }
}

Return values

  1. Result: Boolean which indicates if the request passed or failed.
  2. Error: A string containing the error message in case the request fails.
  3. Content: HttpContent containing the content returned by the request if successful.
  4. Headers: HttpResponseHeaders containing the headers returned by the request if successful.
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Allow users to pass their own HttpClient for the library to use through the Configuration class.
Changed value of `PooledConnectionLifetime` to avoid possible DNS related issues.