Of course much is omitted, i.e. connecting to the ftp server, setting the file name to download, but you should get the idea. Once you do the above ReceiveFile, the contents of the downloaded FTP file are completely in memory, and never touch the hard drive.
You can do with as you please with the MemoryStream.
I for example am downloading XML files, and parse them in memory, never having to save them to a hard drive location
Applies to Xceed FTP for .NET. Imported from legacy forums. Posted by scott_merrill (had 3291 views)