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WebClient.AsyncDownloadString Extension Method (F#)

Returns an asynchronous computation that, when run, will wait for the download of the given URI.

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Control.WebExtensions

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)

// Signature:
type System.Net.WebClient with
  member AsyncDownloadString : Uri -> Async<string>

// Usage:
webClient.AsyncDownloadString (address)


  • address
    Type: Uri

    The URI to retrieve.

Return Value

An asynchronous computation (Async object) that will wait for the return of the URI.


Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2

Version Information

F# Core Library Versions

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0

See Also


Control.WebExtensions Module (F#)