Minify your CSS

Online CSS Minifier/Compressor. Free! Provides an API. Simple Quick and Fast.

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C# Async Example

Thanks to Dennis Janiak for contributing this example.

public static class CssMinifier
    private const string URL_CSS_MINIFIER       = "";
    private const string POST_PAREMETER_NAME    = "input";

    public static async Task<String> MinifyCss(string inputCss)
        List<KeyValuePair<String, String>> contentData = new List<KeyValuePair<String, String>>
            new KeyValuePair<String, String>(POST_PAREMETER_NAME, inputCss)

        using (HttpClient httpClient = new HttpClient())
            using (FormUrlEncodedContent content = new FormUrlEncodedContent(contentData))
                using (HttpResponseMessage response = await httpClient.PostAsync(URL_CSS_MINIFIER, content))
                    return await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();


using (Task<String> task = CssMinifier.MinifyCss("/* test commentary */ input { font-size: 9pt ; }   "))
    Console.WriteLine(task.Result); // input{font-size:9pt}

C# Example

Thanks to Juan Herrera for contributing this example.

HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create("");
request.Method = "POST";
string formContent = "input=" + cssContent.Text;
byte[] byteArray = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(formContent);
request.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
request.ContentLength = byteArray.Length;

Stream str = request.GetRequestStream();
str.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.Length);

WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
str = response.GetResponseStream();
if (str != null)
  StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(str);
  cssMinified.Text = reader.ReadToEnd();

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