How can you programatically download a file and run it ?
Posted on 1998-09-01
I'm a fairly experienced VB 5 programmer that recently came across a need to download and run/install patches as part of the program I'm writing. This will be part of an "Auto-Update" feature I'm creating. I have access to HTTP and FTP server space that I can upload files to and then have downloaded from but I need to know how to go out and get the file, download it, then run it as part of my program.
I know that you can just use the Shell command to run the file once downloaded, but getting the file downloaded is the problem.