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You know how when you navigate your webbrowser control to a downloadable file, the Save As dialog comes up?  Well here's what I need to do:

Instead of the save as dialog, I want the file to automatically be downloaded to a location that I specify in code.  OR the webbrowser can download the file and return the BYTES() to me in the code, and then I will write them out to a file.

So NO Save As dialog, everything will be handled in the code!

Please let me know if this is unclear!
Thanks,
Josh
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Alon Hirsch earned 300 total points
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Hi,

This has been tried before with no luck.
The only way I can suggest that you overcome this is as follows :
Create a VB project that handles the entire HTTP protocol for you. You will then be responsible for the actual download and not the web browser.
AFAIK there is no way tooverride this functionality of IE using VB.

HTH,
Alon
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Ok, that sucks, but here's what I did to get around it:

1) Set the WebBrowser to the web page that has a link to a downloadable file.

2) Get the source code from the WebBrowser
       strCode=Browser.Document.documentElement.innerhtml

3) Parse strCode for any HREF links.

4) Find the appropriate links that you want to download.

5) Use a WinInet control to get the file:
       Inet.OpenURL(Trim(strRemotePath), icByteArray)

6) Save the bytData array to a file!

Maybe this seudo-code will be useful to someone!

Thanks,
Josh
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by:jsm11482
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Too bad that it can't be done with ease, but I thank you for your answer!
-Josh
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