Hi! I'm building a .NET library for the Stack Overflow API, and I would like to include a function where an input of a display name (username) is converted to the userid. This can be done by using the Users page, but how can this be done programmatically (in C#)? If there aren't any API methods for this, could you explain how it would be possible to screen-scrape the users page for this?
By the way, if this belongs on StackOverflow (as I'm asking how it can be done programmatically and for sample code), please migrate it. Your help is appreciated!