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VB 6.0 webbrowser control to automate File Input Value

Posted on 2005-05-11
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I do have a webbrowser control in my VB form, while I have a file type input in my webpage. I already know the physical location of my file, and I would like the software to auto fill them.

Here is the html coding

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<table V5DOTBL=true border="1">
<tr valign="top"><td width="144" bgcolor="#FF9FA9"><div align="right"><a href="javascript:alert('Click the browse button to select each file you wish to attach to this message.  You may send two attachments per message.')"><b><i><font size="2" face="Times New Roman">Attachment:</font></i></b></a></div></td><td width="555" bgcolor="#FF9FA9"><font size=-1>
<input type="file" name="%%File.48256d1000036f9a.02b1bfacb55094b448256d3b002b99d2.$Body.9.19C2">
<input type="file" name="%%File.48256d1000036f9a.02b1bfacb55094b448256d3b002b99d2.$Body.9.19E4"></font>
</td></tr>
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I tried the VB coding

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Private Sub Command2_Click()
        WebBrowser1.Document.Forms(0).Elements("%%File.48256d1000036f9a.02b1bfacb55094b448256d3b002b99d2.$Body.9.19C2").Value = "C:\test.html"
End Sub
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But seems like the value never been updated.
Please have a try on the test webpage
http://www.teccalibre.com/test.html

I visited this page but still couldn't get the clue.
http://www.activevb.de/tutorials/tut_browsertags/browsertags.html#head
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Question by:cybeh
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by:edwardiii
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Hi, cybeh.

I've had no success either.  Per the following EE posts, it's apparently not possible to do this for security reasons:

     http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/ASP/Q_11854758.html
     http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JavaScript/Q_20586234
     http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/HTML/Q_20186899.html

Microsoft's page regarding Input File types:

     http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/INPUT_file.asp
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by:cybeh
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em....Seems like i need to request the user to add the file in manually......:(
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by:cybeh
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oh...or is there any possible way that, I already set focus to the input box, and make a simulation like the string is typing in by the keyboard? Hope you get what I mean. If that is possible, may i know how?
Since the file location might be very long, it might be troublesome for the user to type in. So, as long as the user set a focus on the input box, by click on a button, the "C:\test.html" will be auto apear.

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If we could set a value to the input file element, this might be possible.  But to my knowledge there is no way to do this.
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