There has been a semi-frequent request on forums and such for people who want to do an HTTP request from their application (either web or client) and get the response as a string back so that they can process it from there. I had some code that did something similar, so I figured I'd modify it and post it here for all to use.
This will work in any application, either Windows Client, or as part of a Web Application (if you wanted to create a magic proxy site).
Edit1: You know, one thing I love about the community, you tell me when I'm wrong, or can do things better. This is slightly updated after poppyto provided a few suggestions! Thanks!
Edit2: Thanks to toub, I've added his suggested changes. It's fair to note, that I'm not catching any exceptions in here, and that is intentional. You could wrap this in a try catch block, but I'd rather you handle this how you want your app to deal with it.