Wininet help (downloading file)

Hi.
I use Wininet for downloading files from internet.
When I start with downloading the file, my project is bloked (freezed).
Please paste this function in your project and compile it.Try to move the
form and you will se my problem (the form can be moved when you like).
Please tell me how can I solve ths problem.

uses Wininet;

function GetInetFile
(const fileURL, FileName: String): boolean;
const BufferSize = 1024;
var
  hSession, hURL: HInternet;
  Buffer: array[1..BufferSize] of Byte;
  BufferLen: DWORD;
  f: File;
  sAppName: string;
begin
 Result:=False;
 sAppName := ExtractFileName(Application.ExeName);
 hSession := InternetOpen(PChar(sAppName),
                INTERNET_OPEN_TYPE_PRECONFIG,
               nil, nil, 0);
 try
  hURL := InternetOpenURL(hSession,
            PChar(fileURL),
            nil,0,0,0);
  try
   AssignFile(f, FileName);
   Rewrite(f,1);
   repeat
    InternetReadFile(hURL, @Buffer,
                     SizeOf(Buffer), BufferLen);
    BlockWrite(f, Buffer, BufferLen)
   until BufferLen = 0;
   CloseFile(f);
   Result:=True;
  finally
   InternetCloseHandle(hURL)
  end
 finally
  InternetCloseHandle(hSession)
 end
end;



use:



var FileOnNet, LocalFileName: string
begin
 FileOnNet:=
  'http://www.clevercomponents.com/demo/inetsuite/v31/clInetSuiteDemoD6.exe';
 LocalFileName:='c:\windows\desktop\clInetSuiteDemoD6.exe'

 if GetInetFile(FileOnNet,LocalFileName)=True then
  ShowMessage('Download successful')
 else
  ShowMessage('Error in file download')

end;

Thank you

Nikola.


nikola_mkAsked:
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geobulCommented:
Hi,

Try this:

...
  repeat
    Application.ProcessMessages; // add this line
    InternetReadFile(hURL, @Buffer,
                     SizeOf(Buffer), BufferLen);
    Application.ProcessMessages; // and this line
    BlockWrite(f, Buffer, BufferLen)
   until BufferLen = 0;
...

Regards, Geo
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fibdevCommented:
Hi, I used to use Inet.  Didn't like it.  Try ICS It's free and powerful.
http://overbyte.delphicenter.com/frame_index.html

Place a httpCli component on your form and use code like this..

    Url := 'http://fibdev.com/bin/fpsetup.exe
    TrayIcon.Hint := 'Downloading Fibdev Fprint 3.0';

    if HTTPCli.State = httpReady then begin
    SI := TMemoryStream.Create;
    HTTPCli.URL := Url;
    try

      HTTPCli.RcvdStream := SI;

      sleep(500);
      HTTPCli.Get;
      // here SI contain the binary file
     SI.SaveToFile('.\fpsetup.exe');
     // You can launch it now or save that for later...
    // don't forget to free the memorystream when you're done
   SI.Free;
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BedouinDNCommented:
Have you tried putting that function into another thread?
You could pass the URL file and the local file name to the thread as variables and call the function in the execute method of the thread and retrieve the value in the OnThreadTerminate event.
Works ok for me..
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