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I am not an expert but i need help how can i make a program that will automatically do some things for me?

Posted on 2003-11-03
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The thing is that i need the program to do is to
1 start internet explorer
2 wait 3 seconds then disconect
3 then after another 6 seconds start internet ecplorer again

and keep repeating this till i close the program or stop it in any way i can
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Question by:demonxgx
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The following line of code will start internet explorer:
ShellExecute(NULL, "open", "iexplore", "axter.com", NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL);
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by:Axter
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You can use the SetTimer API function along with a call back function, and that will allow you to launch IE over and over again.

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by:demonxgx
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There is one problem i do not know any code at all i need a thing that works if you can do that or at least point out where i can start learning C++ or any other programing language
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by:Spyder596
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um, just out of curiosity, why do you need that program? It sounds like one of those annoying programs the jerks run on public computers just to piss everyone off. Sorry if im wrong, but i'd just like to know.
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by:Axter
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>>There is one problem i do not know any code at all i need a thing that works if you can do that or at least point out where i can start learning C++ or any other programing language

I did point you in the right direction.

If you need more details, you should consider increasing the points.
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by:demonxgx
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To Spyder596
This is a program for my personal use and not for any public computer.
All i need the thing to do is start ie, wait, close it and disconect, then repeat.
And the public computers dont have a isp to disconect from because most of them are connected to the networ


and to Axter i will add more points to it as the days pass
the reason i started with such a small amount is because
1 i just registered
2 i think this little program should be a snap for even a beginner to make. all it is is a timed program starting and ending.
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by:Spyder596
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Sorry about that, its just that in my school theres a lot of jerks who take the computer science courses because they think its an easy gpa boost, but wind up wasting their knowledge writing programs that do nothing but mess with the public computers in the library and such.

But yeah, that would be pretty simple to write, if i can get time tonight ill whip something up
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by:Axter
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>>i think this little program should be a snap for even a beginner to make. all it is is a timed program starting and ending.

Experts at EE are not suppose to make the program/code for you.  We're suppose to help you with existing code, or to point you in the right direction.

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by:demonxgx
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well sorry i just kame to this web site looking for some people like Spyder596.
thanks a lot Spyder596. i hope that you do get the time to help me. If you need to reach me you can get me on aim sometimes or my e-mail demonxgx@earthlink.net
Again thanks a lot!!!
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