send (php)url with vars & no browser window (os:windows)

I have a php file on my webspace that uses my computername and Username when I send it.
I have no problem gathering the this information. The problem is sending it without opening a browser window.
I have never done any socket prog. so I would rather not go this route. I have tried the following commented out parts below.
And have tried pinging the site. Non of this seems to activate the php file.

So My question in simple form would be:
How do I access a url, without opening a browser window. Allowing my php file to use the variable in the url.

I have posted my current simplified code below:


#include "stdafx.h"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <Wininet.h>
#include <shellapi.h>

#define MX 500

int APIENTRY WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
                     HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
                     LPSTR     lpCmdLine,
                     int       nCmdShow)
{

      char cName[MX] = "NULL";
      char uName[MX] = "NULL";
      unsigned long bufSize = MX;

      // get Computer and User name
      GetComputerName(cName,&bufSize);
      GetUserName(uName,&bufSize);

      char str[1024];

      sprintf(str, "http://MyWebsite.com/phpFile.php?cName=%s&uName=%s",cName , uName);

      //  ShellExecute(NULL, "open", str, NULL, NULL, SW_HIDE); //tried no file written

      //InternetOpenUrl(NULL,str,NULL,0,0, NULL); //tried no file written


               MessageBox(0,str,"Info",0);

      return 0;
}

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chris rrrsoftware/pipelineAsked:
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chris rrrsoftware/pipelineAuthor Commented:
mrwad99
Thanks, I forgot to try that one late last night. I just used it last week too......must have been a late one.

Onega Zhang, thanks, but I already understood mrwad99's post. I will try to figure out yours when I get some time.

Thanks guys for the quick responses
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mrwad99Commented:
>> Thanks guys for the quick responses

Glad we could help :)
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