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Generate PostData value for WebBrowser

Posted on 2003-11-12
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Hi,

I want download page from a site that required login before entering.
I have username and password for the site, but want enter it programatically (without manually entering username/password on site logon page).

I tried use webbrowser for the task.
I found that I can use OnBeforeNavigate2 event.
There is parameter PostData that provides required information for the server.

Question is : how to generate a value of PostData parameter?

Regards.
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Question by:Slavak
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EddieShipman earned 250 total points
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Here's how to do it with the Indy idHTTP component.

procedure TForm1.SendPostData;
Var
  aStream: TMemoryStream;
  Params: TStringStream;
begin
  aStream := TMemoryStream.create;
  Params := TStringStream.create('');

  try
    with IdHTTP1 do
    begin
      Params.WriteString(URLEncode('teste=' + 'yes' + '&'));
      Params.WriteString(URLEncode('name=' + 'ivan' + '&'));
      Params.WriteString(URLEncode('number=' + '102'));
      Request.ContentType := 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded';
      try
        Post('http://localhost/teste.asp', Params, aStream);
      except
        on E: Exception do
          showmessage('Error encountered during POST: ' + E.Message);
      end;
    end;
  aStream.WriteBuffer(#0' ', 1);
  aStream.Position := 0;
  Memo1.Lines.LoadFromStream(aStream);
  except
  end;
end;

Here is how using TWebBrowser:
http://www.members.shaw.ca/iedelphi/webbrowser.htm#advanced9
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by:Slavak
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Thanks, Eddie.

Points yours, but can you answer me for some related questions?

-- does Indy components provides support for https protocol?
-- does Indy can download web pages faster then webbrowser?
-- do you know any other free Delphi component that can download http/https pages faster?

Slava.

P.S. I will be glad to get answer for this questions from anyone. I will give aditional points for the answer.
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by:EddieShipman
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Yes
Yes
don't know
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If you are not needing to interact with the page, I'd suggest using idHTTP because you only
get back the HTML, not the images, objects, etc...
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