Triggering 'Submit' on a Web Page

I am interested in knowing how to fill a text box on a target web page and invoking that page's "submit" button using VB 5.0.  I believe that I have been able to Post the text to the page, but I haven't been able to trigger the 'Submit' button.  It might be helpful to note that the 'Submit' button is the default button on the page.  
aarikAsked:
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mcriderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Add a WebBrowser control to your program and then do this:

   WebBrowser1.Navigate "http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/your.cgi?Arg1=aaa&Arg2=bbb

Everything after the "?" is sent to the server as if a GET was performed.  Multiple arguments are separated by "&".

To add the WebBrowser control to your project, right-click on the toolbar and select "Components..." then select "Microsoft Internet Controls" from the list...

By the way, if you don't want the user to see the resulting web page that is returned, set the Visible property of the WebBrowser control to FALSE.


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mcriderCommented:
Also... your "submit" button is going to pass an argument in the URL, so for example:

   WebBrowser1.Navigate "http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/your.cgi?Arg1=aaa&Arg2=bbb&Submit=1"


Get the idea??


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AzraSoundCommented:
if hes already got focus on the page and set the text (as he said) then cant he just use sendkeys??

SendKeys "{TAB i}"  'where i is the number of times you need to tab
SendKeys Chr(32)
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janneaCommented:
I guess you can use:

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
  "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _
  ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _
  ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long


      ShellExecute Me.hwnd, vbNullString, _
      ("http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/your.cgi?Arg1=aaa&Arg2=bbb&Submit=1", vbNullString, "C:\", 1
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aarikAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your prompt response!
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mcriderCommented:
Thanks for the points! Glad I could help!


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