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I have a vendor website that I want to open a search for automatically. I have the web address (http://www.server.com/search.asp) and I have the textfield that needs to be posted (search_text). I want to know how I can press a button in my VB6 app, and it will open IE, go to that search page, and POST the search text so that' their asp page will run the search and return the results.

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:DrDamnit
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Click on Project --> References and check the "Microsoft Internet Controls" entry.

Option Explicit
 
Private submitted As Boolean
Private WithEvents IE As InternetExplorer

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    If IE Is Nothing Then
        Set IE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
        IE.Visible = True
    End If
    submitted = False
    IE.Navigate "http://www.server.com/search.asp"
End Sub

Private Sub IE_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
    If Not submitted Then
        IE.Document.All.Item("q").Value = "Idle_Mind Experts Exchange"
        IE.Document.All("sa").Click
        submitted = True
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub IE_OnQuit()
    Set IE = Nothing
End Sub
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by:DrDamnit
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This is how to automatically fill in a form and hit submit. I want to send data directly to the processing .asp file. Like we do with CURL in PHP.
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