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I am trying to get all the links from an html page.  I am running into
difficulties on pages that have "frames".  I realize there might be issues
with framed sites but the site I'm interested in doesn't actually have
frames but does have asp header and side menus and I think that is the
problem.  It chokes on this line of code and gives me error 438: Object does
not support this property or method.

WebBrowser1.Document.links.length - 1

That's just plain weird because if you Add Watch to the WebBrowser control
and drill down the tree, it shows it to you!  What is going on here?
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by:anv
ID: 12150029
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by:wym
ID: 12151400
Thanks for answering but that's where I got my sample from in the first place.  It just doesn't like WebBrowser1.Document.links.length-1 on a site encased in headers and side menu.  I've seen so many other various samples and I'm shocked that no one ever came across a site they couldn't strip and found an alternative?

This is ALL my code.

Private Sub Command1_Click()

Open "links.txt" For Append As #1

For x = 0 To WebBrowser1.Document.links.length - 1
    If Left(WebBrowser1.Document.links(x), 26) = "http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca" Then
        Print #1, WebBrowser1.Document.links.Item(x)
    End If
Next x
Close #1
MsgBox "done"
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
WebBrowser1.Navigate2 Text1.Text
End Sub
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by:bingie
ID: 12151841
Whats the original URL?
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by:wym
ID: 12152246
This URL won't work

http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/publications/guidance/index_prudential.asp

But this URL will:

http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/publications/guidance/prudential.asp

I haven't figured out how to strip the frames off the home page but it's this:

http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/default.asp
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aelatik earned 200 total points
ID: 12153706
I think the method for enumeration is the problem, this one is working on all 3 URL's !

Private Sub Command1_Click()
        'WebBrowser1.Navigate "http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/default.asp"
        'WebBrowser1.Navigate "http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/publications/guidance/prudential.asp"
        WebBrowser1.Navigate "http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/eng/publications/guidance/index_prudential.asp"
        While WebBrowser1.Busy: DoEvents: Wend
        Open "c:\links.txt" For Append As #1
        For i = 0 To WebBrowser1.Document.All.length - 1
            If UCase(WebBrowser1.Document.All(i).Tagname) = "A" Then
                If LCase(Left(WebBrowser1.Document.All(i).Href, 26)) = LCase("http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca") Then
                    Print #1, WebBrowser1.Document.All(i).Href
                End If
            End If
        Next
        Close #1
        MsgBox " done"
End Sub
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by:wym
ID: 12156769
Excellent!  Thanks a lot!
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