In my attempt to teach myself more about programming, some of my ideas include creating a Windows based app for a website.
The application I'm going through now has most of the base data and calculations and just needs basic information from the target website (server based random numbers etc)
At the moment i'm going through Google Chrome developer tools to find the element and the getting that into VS2010
Dim ele As HtmlElementCollection
ele = .GetElementsByTagName("TABLE")
and then through trial and error getting the Index of the table with the information that i'm wanting.
In short...is there an easier way to:
1. Download a Website Text only without using a browser (WebBrower object or IE)
2. Get the information I want without looking through ~50 elements
3. Send a URL request to the server (http://MyWebsite.net/viewpage.php?page_id=21&pid=155561&end=IVC
) without the need to load the page and immediately cancel
Any information would be very helpful