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How to call a web page automatically everyday once at a specific time without any user interaction.
Any help will be appreciated
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What about using WebClient? Try this to save it locally (in case you want to reference the output later). You can use the windows scheduler to run your application once a day.

// download googles main page
WebClient Client = new WebClient();
Client.DownloadFile("http://www.google.com", "d:/temp/google.html");

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We are trying to close other related question and we accidently close the question.
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aha ;). Np.
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oh, I am so sorry for the late reply,  Abel , can you please help me out with the steps for setting up the window schedular. What i want is to call a web page on whose pageload event i am inserting RSS feeds into my database.

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On Vista, you find it at Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Task Scheduler (I believe that is the same on other windows, but you can always type "taskschd" in the Run window if you cannot find it).

The Task Scheduler is quite self-explanatory, but quite different on different windows versions. On Vista, you can click "Create Basic Task" and follow the steps of the wizard. In the action step you can simply browse for the little program you created for calling your page.

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hi abel, is there any other way i can perform the task (calling a webpage automatically )  rather than using window scheduler, as the server on which i have my project does not allow this facility to the client.

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You can of course write your own scheduler tool, shouldn't be so hard, but it's a bit odd if they don't allow you to run an application through the scheduler but they would allow you to create your own scheduler application. The existing scheduler is a time tested and well-supported feature, though it is not hard to create one yourself, it is almost always better to use proven technology then reinventing it yourself.

What you can do yourself is either download another scheduler tool (try google, there are many freeware and open source available) or roll out your own. In C# this is easy, you can simply use the timer control. It takes milliseconds, which means you need to set the timeout value to 86400000 milliseconds to have it wait exactly one day. Run your app, never close it, and the timer does the rest.

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