Getting Started with Windows Azure Mobile Services: Listing 1

The Insert method.

private const string ApplicationUrl = "https://mobilecorner.azure-mobile.net/";
private const string ApplicationKey = "QEoycHPhsULrrqnrHBVKydvlPugspY77";
private const string TableName = "article";
      
public async Task<Article> Insert(Article article)
{
    try
    {
        var insertUrl = ApplicationUrl + "tables/" + TableName;
        var insertRequest = WebRequest.Create(insertUrl);
        insertRequest.Method = "POST";
        PrepareMobileServicesHttpRequest(insertRequest);
        var serializer =
            JsonSerializer.Create(new JsonSerializerSettings {
                                NullValueHandling = NullValueHandling.Ignore});
                
        var reqtask = Task.Factory.FromAsync<Stream>(
                                insertRequest.BeginGetRequestStream, 
                                insertRequest.EndGetRequestStream, null);
        using (var req = await reqtask)
        using (var twriter = new StreamWriter(req))
        using (var writer = new JsonTextWriter(twriter))
        {
            serializer.Serialize(writer,article);
        }


        var task = Task.Factory.FromAsync<WebResponse>(
                             insertRequest.BeginGetResponse, 
                             insertRequest.EndGetResponse, null);
        using (var resp = await task)
        using (var stream = resp.GetResponseStream())
        using(var treader = new StreamReader(stream))
        using(var reader = new JsonTextReader(treader))
        {
            return serializer.Deserialize<Article>(reader);
        }
    }
    catch (Exception ex)
    {
        Debug.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        return null;
    }

}
private void PrepareMobileServicesHttpRequest(WebRequest request)
{
    request.Headers["X-ZUMO-INSTALLATION-ID"] = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
    request.Headers["X-ZUMO-APPLICATION"] = ApplicationKey;
    if (request.Method != "GET")
    {
        request.ContentType = "application/json";
    }
}

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