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VB5 Internet Question

EvanL
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Was wondering if anyone can help to point me in the right direction with this project:

I need my app created in VB5 to look in a database for a list of URLs.  Take each URL, one by one, and look in the source code of that URL's site for a specific word, then record for each URL, whether or not that keyword was found, then move to the next til the end of the list is reached.  If the URL can't be loaded, then the app would move to the next one, maybe in a certain time.

I'm game for using an ActiveX control, or anything for that matter.  Any help would be appreciated.  Points will be awarded to the person who give the most detailed help/instructions.. Thanks!
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You can use the Microsoft INET ActiveX control to retrieve files via the web using http or ftp. The files and doc are available for download from the MSDN. Look for the internet sdk.

Dim sHtml as string
sHtml = MDIForm1.Inet1.OpenURL("http:\\whatever")

The value is returned to sHtml since the OpenURL method is not Asynchronous, so be certain to set the RequestTimout parameter. You can, however, check the StateChanged event for results and retieve data in chunks...

Private Sub Inet1_StateChanged(ByVal State As Integer)
        Dim sDtTm As String, rc As Integer
        Select Case State
        Case 11 'icError
            'Error processing here
            Exit Sub
        Case 12 '
            sData = Me.Inet1.GetChunk(length, 0)
           
        Case Else
            'interim "handshake" stuff explained in doc
        End Select
End Sub

Then use the InStr function to look for your keywords.


good luck

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Commented:
AJElcocks:  Thanks for the info.. I'm opening the question for a few different suggestions, but will award points to the best, most comprehensive answer.  I'm only going to keep it open for maybe 5-7 more replies, then get the person with the best answer to re-submit theirs as an answer.

Thanks!

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Commented:
A question.. I know how to get a webpage using the Inet control, but not just the source code (which is all I need).  I don't need a visual page, but the HTML behind it.

Thanks!
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Commented:
A question.. I know how to get a webpage using the Inet control, but not just the source code (which is all I need).  I don't need a visual page, but the HTML behind it.

Thanks!

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Commented:
AJElcocks: Thanks for the perfect reply..  Any additional info you might have on this topic would be greatly appreciated..

EvanL
imagix@vni.net
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