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Change Proxy Setting in Internet OPtions

I am using VB.net 2005
I am tring to drill down through the control panel / internet options /  connections / lan settings and then read & write to the proxy server checkbox  I would rather not touch the registry directly.

It was easy to open the Internet Options dialog (see code below),  but I have been unsuccessful in getting the handle for this dialog.  I have been trying findwindowex but that does not seem to work for me.

I would like to know how to get the handle for the "Internet Properties" window.   All help would be greatly appreciated


Dim VPN As Process = System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("inetcpl.cpl")

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Munawar HussainPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:

I am not sure about the way you are trying to change proxy settings.. however, I think you can change it via registry settings something like this..

Dim regKey As RegistryKey
regKey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings", True)
regKey.SetValue("ProxyEnable", True, RegistryValueKind.DWord)

peispudAuthor Commented:
The computer is for work purposes and the registry is locked.  I manually have to change the proxy settings several times a day.  It's a real hassle

If I can get the handles of that checkbox then I can use sendapi to turn on/off the proxy.
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