10 Things Silverlight Devs Need to Know About the Windows Runtime: Listing 2.
Using async in a WinRT app.
- By Michael Crump
public async void SearchBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
// Retrieve Topic to Search for from WaterMarkTextBox
string topic = txtSearchTopic.Text;
// Construct Digg REST URL
string diggUrl = String.Format(
// Initiate Async Network call to Digg
var client = new HttpClient();
var response = new HttpResponseMessage();
response = await client.GetAsync(new Uri(diggUrl));
Task <string > responseString = response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();
string result = await responseString;
// Call a Method that parses the XML data
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