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How could I send a file to an ftp server via VB6?  Is this possible?
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Question by:hrolsons
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by:kbirecki
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Like many things, there are multiple methods.  One would be to use shell commands, effectively sending your commands to a DOS command instance.  Probably not a fun way to do this.  Another way would be to use something like this class:
http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=278027

If that doesn't suit your needs, a quick Google search on "vb6 ftp" will turn up oodles of options.
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by:hrolsons
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Thanks kbirecki, I did find that script you referenced, but saw the date of 2004 and was put off.  But, come to think of it, VB6 and 2004 go hand in hand.  Some day I'll move into the next generation, but for now, I'm comfortable.
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by:kbirecki
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same for me.  I still use it too.
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MedievalWarrior earned 500 total points
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Have a look at this thread http:Q_26291032.html#33092339 you can add the code to a module.
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by:cool12399
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Yes,

You can do FTP in VB6. It is very easy.

Here is an example (taken from here: http://www.eggheadcafe.com/authorcodesamples/20010821.zip)
Just plug & play.






'  Here's the code for frmFTP

Option Explicit

Private msCurrentFile As String
  
Friend Sub FTPFile(ByVal sFTPServer As String, _
                   ByVal sFTPCommand As String, _
                   ByVal sFTPUser As String, _
                   ByVal sFTPPwd As String, _
                   ByVal sFTPSrcFileName As String, _
                   ByVal sFTPTgtFileName As String)
 
 Dim oFS As Scripting.FileSystemObject
 Dim sURL As String
 
 On Error GoTo FTPFileExit
 
 Me.HRG True
 msCurrentFile = ""
 
 Set oFS = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
  
    sURL = "ftp://" & sFTPServer
    
    Inet1.Protocol = icFTP
    Inet1.RequestTimeout = 60
    Inet1.RemotePort = 21
    Inet1.AccessType = icDirect
    Inet1.URL = sURL
    Inet1.UserName = sFTPUser
    Inet1.Password = sFTPPwd
   
    
   Select Case sFTPCommand
 
          Case "PUT"
              
                msCurrentFile = sFTPSrcFileName
                If oFS.FileExists(sFTPSrcFileName) = False 
                  Then GoTo FTPFileExit
                Inet1.Execute sURL, sFTPCommand & Space(1) &
                  sFTPSrcFileName & " " & sFTPTgtFileName
                       
          Case "GET"
              
                msCurrentFile = sFTPTgtFileName
                If oFS.FileExists(sFTPTgtFileName) = True Then 
                   oFS.DeleteFile sFTPTgtFileName, True
                end if
                Inet1.Execute sURL, sFTPCommand & Space(1) & 
                     sFTPSrcFileName & " " & sFTPTgtFileName
        
    End Select
    
    
    Me.WaitForResponse
    Inet1.Execute sURL, "quit"
    Me.WaitForResponse
 
  
FTPFileExit:
  Set oFS = Nothing
  HRG False
End Sub
 

Friend Sub WaitForResponse()

  Dim fWait As Boolean
  
  On Error GoTo ErrHandler
 
  fWait = True
  Do Until fWait = False
        DoEvents
        fWait = Inet1.StillExecuting
  Loop
 
ErrHandler:
  Err.Clear
End Sub
 
Private Sub Inet1_StateChanged(ByVal State As Integer)
 
    On Error Resume Next
    
    Select Case State
           Case icNone
           Case icResolvingHost:  
               Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Resolving Host"
           Case icHostResolved:  
               Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Host Resolved"
           Case icConnecting:    
                Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Connecting..."
           Case icConnected:      
               Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Connected"
           Case icResponseReceived: 
                Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Transferring File..."
           Case icDisconnecting:          
               Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Disconnecting..."
           Case icDisconnected:          
                  Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Disconnected"
           Case icError: 
               MsgBox "Error:" & Inet1.ResponseCode & " " & Inet1.ResponseInfo
           Case icResponseCompleted:  
              Me.lblRESPONSE.Caption = "Process Complete."
     End Select
      
         Me.lblRESPONSE.Refresh
       
      Err.Clear
     
End Sub

Friend Sub HRG(fShowHourGlass As Boolean)

   If fShowHourGlass = True Then
      Screen.MousePointer = 11
   Else
      Screen.MousePointer = 0
   End If
   
End Sub
 
Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
  Set frmFTP = Nothing
End Sub


   ' Here's the code for FTPMain.bas
   ' Remember to set your project start up to Sub Main()

      Public Sub Main()
            Load frmFTP
            frmFTP.Show
            frmFTP.FTPFile "my ip address", "PUT", "myuser",
                         "mypwd", "C:\temp\test.txt", "test.txt"
            frmFTP.FTPFile "my ip address", "GET", "myuser",
                        "mypwd", "test.txt", "c:\temp\test2.txt"
            Unload frmFTP
       End Sub

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by:cool12399
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pps, please accept this question now, because that answers/helps. thanks!
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