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Posted on 2004-08-09
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I recently got an email with my website within an image of a computer screen. How do they do that? It's hard to believe that someone sits there and goes in photoshop and does that for every email they send out, how do i do it dynamically? How do i take a screen shot of a website providing just the domain name.? Is there any way to do it programatically? thanx all

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by:mattfairw
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is it an image or is it the actual webpage? Sometimes they put the web site in an inline frame.
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by:engineroom
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it's an actual image.
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by:joeposter649
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To copy the screen to the clipboard you can do "Shift-Print Scrn" or "Alt-Print Scrn" for just the active window.
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by:engineroom
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i need to do this dynamically, i.e. through a form, input url and bam, screenshot taken.
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by:joeposter649
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I'd look into http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/methods/getdata.asp Or using WSH to open a browser application and Word application and the cutting and pasting.
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doin some googlin i found a vb.net screen capture program that you could use with asp.net...go here to check it out:

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=1916&lngWId=10

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by:Joakim_
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They have a program that just takes a screenshot and put the 4-parted monitor around. The mail you recieved was probably spam.
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by:engineroom
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yeah it was spam, i was trying to use it for my companys purposes. Dynamically take a screen shot of our websites, and then resize them into 5 different images. I wanted to do this with multiple sites.
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by:engineroom
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Thanx for your help guys. i guess there really is no solution.
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