Edit HTML file using Visual Basic 6

Posted on 2005-04-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25

I have a MsWord document which I run a VB code to save it as HTML file.
I would like to add to it this code:
<script language = "javascript">
function disablecklick(e) {
if( event.button==2 )
return false;

Pls help.
Question by:2Angel
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What about using the fso to convert it from word to a html file, then write that script into the text file using the FSO ( file system object ) and then changing the file extension from txt to html using the fso.

Not sure if this is what you are looking for ?

You may also need to add the other html lines ie


'with your script in here :)


Take a look here for using the FSO :

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gecko_au2003 earned 200 total points
ID: 13836293
   Dim fso As New FileSystemObject
    Dim fsoStream As TextStream
    ' Create a text file, and return a reference to a TextStream
    Set fsoStream = fso.CreateTextFile("c:\htmlfile.txt", True) '<-- True is a boolen value indicating whether it
                                                                                                  ' should be over written if it exists
    ' Write to the file

fsoStream.WriteLine <script language = "javascript">
fsoStream.WriteLine document.onmousedown=disableclick
fsoStream.WriteLine function disablecklick(e) {
fsoStream.WriteLine if( event.button==2 )
fsoStream.WriteLine alert("Sorry");
fsoStream.WriteLine return false;
fsoStream.WriteLine }
fsoStream.WriteLine </script>

    Set fsoStream = Nothing
    Set fso = Nothing


Something like that, you may need double quote marks ie " around each item that you are writing ie

fsoStream.WriteLine "</script>" as apposed to fsoStream.WriteLine </script>

You would need to do this for each line that you write if it does not work as I posted above.

I hope this helps :)
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ID: 13836352
You can do something like this to rename the file :

Set fileSpec = fso.GetFile(fileName) '<-- filename must include the path of the file as well as the file(s) name
fileSpec.Name = "File_Name.html"

So if your file was located on the C drive then it would be as follows :

Set fileSpec = fso.GetFile(C:\File_Name.txt) '<-- filename must include the path of the file as well as the file(s) name
fileSpec.Name = "File_Name.html"

If that does not work then you could use the move file to basically delete the text file and rename it as html, hence creating the html file for you without leaving text files :)

Here is a url showing you how to use MoveFile  :

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ID: 13836369
I forgot to mention one thing, make sure you have a refernce to the Microsoft Scripting Runtime by going to Project --> References and checking the box next to it :) before you run it :)

Not sure if you knew this or not ?

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Thanks man!
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Your welcome ! Thanks for the points and grade ! I hope this helped you out ! You got it working now ?

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