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I want to be able to have my VB6 code read the contents of a text file from a web site - but I want the user to choose: 'Open' the file which launches my app- NOT save the file then open.  Is the file TEMP saved in C:\Windows\TEMP directory?

Thank you in advance for any and all help.

Mark
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by:bobbit31
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if you just want to show the user a webpage in your app:

reference ms internet controls under project/components, then:

WebBrowser1.navigate "<url>"
While WebBrowser1.ReadyState <> READYSTATE_COMPLETE
  DoEvents
wend
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by:MaGnuMark
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I'll try to be a little more specific.  Our web page contains a link.  When the user clicks on that link, they get a windows message "Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?"  I need them to be able to choose 'Open' and have my app launch and read the contents of that text file.  I am able to read from the text file if I only knew were it gets temporarily saved - if infact that is how it works.

Hope the extra details helps.
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by:MaGnuMark
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Here would be a similiar example to what I'm trying to pull off - You click a web link to a .TXT file -you have the option to OPEN or SAVE the file - You click OPEN, and Notepad opens the file and displays the contents on the .TXT file.  How do I get my app to read the information (Like Notepad does) contained in that same .TXT file without first saving the file?  

Thanks for looking
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by:MaGnuMark
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OK - I know where the file is saved to....C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\IE5.Content\{some randomly generated folder name}

Question Now - how do I get this path from the Registry.  Manually searching the Registry I found where this path is kept.  But how do I get it using VB6?

Please Help - My project is gathering dust...

Thanks
Mark
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bobbit31 earned 375 total points
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does the file have a special extension? all you have to do is associate that extension w/ your program and it should automatically use your app.
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Thanks for your direction bobbit31.  I ended up having to write in a file search to locate file so that it could be executed, and run my associated app.  
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