How to parse an HTTP User-Agent String and Identify Robots in C# .NET Framework

If you have been banging your head against the wall trying to figure out how to properly parse HTTP user-agent strings, then you just came to the right place. Not only will we be achieving a high level of accuracy in this task, but we will also get there after only spending minimal effort. Sound too goo to be true? Keep reading!

First we will need our package, retrieved with this command:

Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate -Version 3.0.6

Now we shall call our function, as you see here:

using System;using System.Diagnostics;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Api;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Client;using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Model;namespace Example{public class UserAgentParseExample{public void main(){// Configure API key authorization: ApikeyConfiguration.Default.AddApiKey("Apikey", "YOUR_API_KEY");// Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed// Configuration.Default.AddApiKeyPrefix("Apikey", "Bearer");var apiInstance = new UserAgentApi();var request = new UserAgentValidateRequest(); // UserAgentValidateRequest | Input parse requesttry{// Parse an HTTP User-Agent string, identify robotsUserAgentValidateResponse result = apiInstance.UserAgentParse(request);Debug.WriteLine(result);}catch (Exception e){Debug.Print("Exception when calling UserAgentApi.UserAgentParse: " + e.Message );}}}}

And we are done! Simple.



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