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Post to PHP

Posted on 2005-05-13
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
As simple as this: I want to post some data to my PHP form on the internet. At the moment I have it doing it through a webbrowser control, inputting the text into a form and artificially pressing the "submit" button. This doesn't seem to be very reliable, so what other, more reliable method should I use?

Thanks a lot :-). Let me know if you need clarification.
Question by:robert4532
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Accepted Solution

softplus earned 1000 total points
ID: 13994209
I assume you want to upload a file in a POST request, is that correct? Or do you just want to fill out some fields on a form? (would be easier)

This is to upload a file: Is C# ok? it's easy to convert :) - if this is a problem, let me know.

{ FileStream objfilestream = new FileStream
int len = (int)objfilestream.Length;
Byte[] buffer = new Byte[len];
// create the Http Request
StringBuilder requestStream = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
for(int i = 0; i < buffer.Length; i++)
{ requestStream.Append(string.Format("file={0}", buffer[i]
) + ((i < buffer.Length - 1 && buffer.Length > 1) ? "&" :
UTF8Encoding encoding = new UTF8Encoding();
byte[] requestStreambuffer = encoding.GetBytes(requestStream.ToString()
HttpWebRequest httpRequest = (HttpWebRequest)
httpRequest.Method = "POST";
httpRequest.KeepAlive = true;
httpRequest.ContentType = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded";
httpRequest.ContentLength = requestStreambuffer.Length;
httpRequest.Timeout = 30000;
httpRequest.GetRequestStream().Write(requestStreambuffer, 0,
requestStreambuffer.Length); httpRequest.GetRequestStream().Close();
} catch(Exception exp) { Console.WriteLine(string.Format
("Error: {0}", exp.Message)); }

Author Comment

ID: 13999016
I just want to fill out some fields on a form, expect without actually filling them out manually (submitting directly to the page that process the post).


Expert Comment

ID: 15118166
Would it be possible to get the above solution in VB ? I'm really not familiar with C#.

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