Internet Explorer Object in VB

Posted on 2004-09-13
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
hello, I'm using Internet Explorer object, actually i've added my button in the Internet Explorer Toolbar. By pressing my button i want to get the contents(html contents) which are displaying in browser, or get the local path of that html document from Temporary Internet Files folder.
thanks the code is as follows.

Option Explicit

' ····----==== Interfaces ====----····

Implements IObjectWithSite
Implements olelib2.IOleCommandTarget

' ····----==== Private Fields ====----····

Private m_oSite As IUnknown
Private m_oIE As InternetExplorer

' ····----==== APIs ====----····

   dwStructSize As Long
   lpszSourceUrlName As Long
   lpszLocalFileName As Long
   CacheEntryType  As Long
   dwUseCount As Long
   dwHitRate As Long
   dwSizeLow As Long
   dwSizeHigh As Long
   LastModifiedTime As Currency
   ExpireTime As Currency
   LastAccessTime As Currency
   LastSyncTime As Currency
   lpHeaderInfo As Long
   dwHeaderInfoSize As Long
   lpszFileExtension As Long
   dwExemptDelta  As Long
   Buffer(0 To 1023) As Byte
End Type


Private Declare Function FindFirstUrlCacheEntry Lib "wininet" _
   Alias "FindFirstUrlCacheEntryA" ( _
   ByVal lpszUrlSearchPattern As String, _
   lpFirstCacheEntryInfo As INTERNET_CACHE_ENTRY_INFO, _
   lpdwFirstCacheEntryInfoBufferSize As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function FindNextUrlCacheEntry Lib "wininet" _
   Alias "FindNextUrlCacheEntryA" ( _
   ByVal hEnumHandle As Long, _
   lpNextCacheEntryInfo As Any, _
   lpdwNextCacheEntryInfoBufferSize As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function FindCloseUrlCache Lib "wininet" ( _
   ByVal hEnumHandle As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function DeleteUrlCacheEntry Lib "wininet" _
   Alias "DeleteUrlCacheEntryA" ( _
   ByVal lpszUrlName As String) As Long

Private Declare Function lstrcpyA Lib "kernel32" ( _
  ByVal RetVal As String, _
  ByVal Ptr As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function lstrlenA Lib "kernel32" ( _
  ByVal Ptr As Any) As Long

' ····----==== IObjectWithSite Methods ====----····

Private Sub IObjectWithSite_GetSite(riid As olelib.UUID, ppvSite As stdole.IUnknown)
Dim oUnk As olelib.IUnknown

   ' Get the IUnknown interface
   Set oUnk = m_oSite
   ' Query for the interface
   oUnk.QueryInterface riid, ppvSite

End Sub

Private Sub IObjectWithSite_SetSite(ByVal pUnkSite As stdole.IUnknown)
   ' Store the site
   Set m_oSite = pUnkSite
   If pUnkSite Is Nothing Then
      Set m_oIE = Nothing
      ' Get the InternetExplorer object
      Set m_oIE = GetIE(pUnkSite)
   End If
End Sub

' ····----==== IOleCommandTarget methods ====----····

Private Sub IOleCommandTarget_Exec(pguidCmdGroup As olelib.UUID, ByVal nCmdID As Long, ByVal nCmdexecopt As olelib.OLECMDEXECOPT, pvaIn As Variant, pvaOut As Variant)

   ' Clean the temporary folder
    m_oIE.StatusText = "My Button is pressed."

    MsgBox "m_oIE.Document" & m_oIE.Document
    MsgBox "m_oIE.LocationName" & m_oIE.LocationName
    MsgBox "m_oIE.LocationURL" & m_oIE.LocationURL
    MsgBox "m_oIE.Name" & m_oIE.Name
    MsgBox "m_oIE.Path" & m_oIE.Path
    MsgBox "m_oIE.hWnd" & m_oIE.hWnd
    MsgBox "m_oIE.Parent" & m_oIE.Parent
    MsgBox "m_oIE.Application" & m_oIE.Application
    MsgBox "m_oIE.AddressBar" & m_oIE.AddressBar

End Sub

Private Sub IOleCommandTarget_QueryStatus(pguidCmdGroup As olelib.UUID, ByVal cCmds As Long, prgCmds As olelib.OLECMD, pCmdText As olelib.OLECMDTEXT)

   ' Always enabled
   prgCmds.cmdf = OLECMDF_ENABLED
End Sub

' ····----==== Other methods ====----····

Private Function GetIE( _
   ByVal ServiceProvider As olelib.IServiceProvider) As IWebBrowserApp
Dim IID_IWebBrowserApp As olelib.UUID
   CLSIDFromString IIDSTR_IWebBrowserApp, IID_IWebBrowserApp
   ServiceProvider.QueryService IID_IWebBrowserApp, _
                                IID_IWebBrowserApp, _
End Function

Private Sub CleanTemporaryFolder()
Dim lHandle As Long
Dim sURL As String

   tEI.dwStructSize = Len(tEI)

   lHandle = FindFirstUrlCacheEntry(vbNullString, tEI, Len(tEI))
   If lHandle <> 0 Then
         If (tEI.CacheEntryType And NORMAL_CACHE_ENTRY) <> 0 Then
            sURL = StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszSourceUrlName)
            m_oIE.StatusText = "Deleting " & sURL
            'MsgBox ""
            'DeleteUrlCacheEntry sURL
         End If
      Loop While FindNextUrlCacheEntry(lHandle, tEI, Len(tEI))
      FindCloseUrlCache lHandle
   End If
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.Buffer)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.Buffer)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.CacheEntryType)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.CacheEntryType)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.dwExemptDelta)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.dwExemptDelta)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.dwHeaderInfoSize)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.dwHeaderInfoSize)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.dwHitRate)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.dwHitRate)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.dwSizeHigh)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.dwSizeHigh)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.dwSizeLow)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.dwSizeLow)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.dwStructSize)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.dwStructSize)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.ExpireTime)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.ExpireTime)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.LastAccessTime)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.LastAccessTime)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.LastModifiedTime)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.LastModifiedTime)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.LastSyncTime)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.LastSyncTime)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.lpHeaderInfo)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.lpHeaderInfo)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszFileExtension)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszFileExtension)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszSourceUrlName)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszSourceUrlName)
   'MsgBox "StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszLocalFileName)" & StringFromPointer(tEI.lpszLocalFileName)
   m_oIE.StatusText = "Done"
End Sub

Private Function StringFromPointer(ByVal Ptr As Long) As String

   StringFromPointer = Space$(lstrlenA(Ptr))
   lstrcpyA StringFromPointer, Ptr
End Function
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by:Ryan Chong
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>>By pressing my button i want to get the contents(html contents) which are displaying in browser
This can be done easily by editing Registry, see:

Many more useful resources at: http:Q_20721021.html

Will this helps?

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thanks for ur cooperation,. but i've done registry entries. and also got object of IE.
I want to get the html contents of that IE broswer.
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hello, i also want to save those html contents to file on harddisk.
can anyone help?

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