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Download String

// Pauthor - An authoring library for Pivot collections
// This source code is released under the Microsoft Code Sharing License.
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using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Net;

public static class UriUtility

    public static String DownloadString(WebClient webClient, String path)
        if (UriUtility.IsLocalFile(path))
            return File.ReadAllText(path);
            return webClient.DownloadString(path);

    public static bool IsLocalFile(String path)
        Uri uri = new Uri(path, UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute);
        if (uri.IsAbsoluteUri) return uri.IsFile;
        if (File.Exists(path) || Directory.Exists(path)) return true;
        return false;


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