Access secure website to download flat text files
Posted on 2004-04-05
I am trying to automate accessing a secure website in order to download three flat text files using VB's webbrowser control. I want to do this all behind the scenes because the operators for this application or not savvy enough to enter id's and passwords and download the files themselves.
The website requires an organization id, a password, and a selection of being a downloader (yes) or a representative (no) in the form of a radial/option button. Onces these items are filled in and seleted, then the user will typically click the Login button which will take them to the secure site to download the files.
From that point there is another selection process (selecting to download "all files" or files individually). And then the dialog box asking to open or save will come up (I want this hidden as well). I want to save to the local PC and then exit the site.
Any good places I can look for this information on "how-to" or any suggestions?