Capture invisible webpage client area to off-screen Bitmap
Posted on 2001-08-21
I am trying to capture a full webpage area without displaying the webpage.
e.g. Type a URL into a single line edit box and hit a capture button, this would somehow create an offscreen browser that downloads the remote webpage and then when downloaded captures it to a bitmap file.
1. IE can be a requirement
2. Must not show a webpage anywhere
3. Must not require a WebBrowser visible prior to capture.
4. Must work on Win98 / Win2k
I know this is possible as I have seen it in another application. Something about creating an off screen renderer and using print to capture the form area to a file.
So far I can capture the Web client area to a bitmap but must have a TWebBrowse / IE open to do it, which is not what I want.
I wouldn't say this question is easy but as a new user I only have 75 points.