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I need an application to test a case study and am in dire need of help, seeing as my knowledge of computer programming is lacking in sustenance. Help would be very much appreciated! I need a program that generates a random string that is 10 letters long and then opens it as a url in a web browser. This process should be repeated at random intervals of time.
Thanks for all your help experts!
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for the random string you would need something like

randomize timer

public function retStr(chrLen as long) as string
dim lngLc as long

retStr = ""

for lngLc = 1 to 10
    retstr = retstr & chr(cint(round(rnd() * 25 + 1)) + 65)
next lnglc

end function

for the random timer interval what I would do is have a timer on your form set to check every 1 second
I would have a global variable which was of a date - initilised to the current time on form load.

then when the timer event is triggered i would check if now() > timeVariable

when you have finished opening the url i would set timeVariable = dateadd("s", round(rnd()*500), now()) which would add a random number of seconds to the current time (between 0 and 500)

Finally for the opening of the url in a browser - you can use the internetExplorer object

like

    Set objIE = New InternetExplorer
    objIE.Visible = True
    objIE.navigate "http://www.yourpage.com"
    While objIE.readyState <> READYSTATE_COMPLETE
        DoEvents
    Wend
    Dim objHTML As HTMLDocument
    Set objHTML = objIE.document
    While objHTML.readyState <> "complete"
        DoEvents
    Wend

there is plenty of stuff if you google the InternetExplorer object
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