Http Post for Windows Phone 8

I am currently working on a Windows Phone 8 project and here is how I am posting to a server. Windows Phone 8 sort of has limited access to the full .NET capabilities and most guide I read say you need to be using the async versions of all the functions.

// server to POST to

string url = "";

// HTTP web request

var httpWebRequest = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url);

httpWebRequest.ContentType = "text/plain; charset=utf-8";

httpWebRequest.Method = "POST";

// Write the request Asynchronously

using (var stream = await Task.Factory.FromAsync(httpWebRequest.BeginGetRequestStream, httpWebRequest.EndGetRequestStream, null))


//create some json string

string json = "{ "my" : "json" }";>

// convert json to byte array

byte[] jsonAsBytes = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(json);

// Write the bytes to the stream

await stream.WriteAsync(jsonAsBytes, 0, jsonAsBytes.Length);


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