It turns out you were right with this and John was right with the POST. Thanks to all who replied. As soon as I changed (request.readuntilend()) to (request.readline()) the data started flowing in.
I don't want to muddy the water on this thread but I will by asking the next predictable problem. If I have query string that is ? track=peter,paul,mary, etc for 1000 terms......won't that exceed some http limit on length? How does one track about 1000 terms on a single stream connection? even if there is a method called request.query(track=peter,paul,mary,etc) isn't that just a substitute for putting it on the actual URL thus still exceding some length limit? Thanks, peter On Mar 5, 4:38 pm, Mark McBride <mmcbr...@twitter.com> wrote: > I think this is slightly backwards. You want to use the GET method, but set > up the URI you have (with the track=Microsoft parameter). You will also > need to authenticate. > > Note that this is a streaming API. I don't know VB all that well, but > there's a reasonable chance that this call only returns data when the HTTP > call has finished. The streaming API will *never* finish, so you'll need to > parse data as it's available. Without looking at VB doc I have no idea how > you would set that up. > > ---Mark > > http://twitter.com/mccv > > > > On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Mad Euchre <mad.ukrain...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Thanks. > > > Now I'm using the post method. > > > How should I use the track parameter? Something like this? > > > address = New Uri("http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json? > > track=Microsoft") > > > I'm getting connected but no data that matches Microsoft is streaming > > over.No data for that matter. > > > I'm passing my name and pw in the request.credentials method. The > > server returned a 200 OK when I added the credentials but not when it > > was in the URL alone. > > > ie; address = New Uri("http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/ > > filter.json?track=Microsoft - name:pw" > > > Thanks, > > > Peter > > > On Mar 2, 5:19 pm, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote: > > > The text file approach only applies to POST parameters set from the curl > > > command, and in no other case. > > > > When creating an HTTP client from within a program, you should be able to > > > configure the POST parameters via method calls. If you can't, it's a > > pretty > > > worthless HTTP library. Each client library is different, check your > > docs. > > > > -John Kaluckihttp://twitter.com/jkalucki > > > Infrastructure, Twitter Inc. > > > > On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Mad Euchre <mad.ukrain...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > This is the VB code I would use to start any http stream > > > > > request = DirectCast(WebRequest.Create("http:// > > > > stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json - name:pw"), HttpWebRequest) > > > > request.Credentials = New NetworkCredential("name", "pw") > > > > ' Get response > > > > response = DirectCast(request.GetResponse(), > > > > HttpWebResponse) > > > > > ' Get the response stream into a reader > > > > reader = New StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()) > > > > > The streaming api documentation says to create a file called track.txt > > > > and add text similar to this without the quotes. "track=peter, paul, > > > > mary" > > > > > Then use curl @track.txthttp:// > > stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json > > > > - name:pw > > > > > I can't believe I have to shell out to DOS and run the curl command > > > > line. > > > > > My direct question is how do others incorportate the @track.txt in the > > > > VB.Net web request? > > > > > Maybe something like this? > > > > >http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/filter.json-name:pw? > > > > track.txt > > > > > Thanks- Hide quoted text - > > > > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -