How to check if a file exists on an FTP server using VB.NET

This is a method that I’ve used in the past to check for file existence on an FTP server using VB.NET.

Public Function CheckIfFtpFileExists(ByVal fileUri As String) As Boolean
       Dim request As FtpWebRequest = WebRequest.Create(fileUri)
       request.Credentials = New NetworkCredential("username", "password")
       request.Method = WebRequestMethods.Ftp.GetFileSize
           Dim response As FtpWebResponse = request.GetResponse()
           ' THE FILE EXISTS
       Catch ex As WebException
            Dim response As FtpWebResponse = ex.Response
            If FtpStatusCode.ActionNotTakenFileUnavailable = response.StatusCode Then
                ' THE FILE DOES NOT EXIST
                Return False
            End If
        End Try
        Return True
    End Function

Get’s called like this:

If CheckIfFtpFileExists("") Then
        ' Do something
End If

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