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Hi, I'm not sure if this is really easy and I'm just being really dumb or if its actually v hard (although I think I might still be being dumb)!!  I just want to be able to download an image from a specified url and save it to disk but I just don't know where to start, what components I should be looking at etc!  Can anyone help, thanks, P.

e.g. http://www.mysite.com/image.gif
need to download file directly & save to c drive
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unit Unit1;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs,URLMon, ShellApi, StdCtrls;

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.dfm}

function DownloadFile(SourceFile, DestFile: string): Boolean;
begin
  try
    Result := UrlDownloadToFile(nil, PChar(SourceFile), PChar(DestFile), 0, nil) = 0;
  except
    Result := False;
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
const
  SourceFile = 'http://www.mysite.com/image.gif';
  DestFile = 'c:\image.gif';
begin
  if DownloadFile(SourceFile, DestFile) then
  begin
    ShowMessage('Download succesful!');
    ShellExecute(Application.Handle, PChar('open'), PChar(DestFile),
      PChar(''), nil, SW_NORMAL)
  end
  else
    ShowMessage('Error while downloading ' + SourceFile)
end;

end.
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by:Pandora
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Aha! Easy when you know how! - many thanks, P :)
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