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Using windows forms, is it possible to write cookies?

Is it it possible to use windows forms in vb.net to write to a cookie file, which can then be read by a php application?

What Id like is to run a executable which writes a cookie with a value (eg SessionID=randomString) to a particular domain (eg http://mydomain.com) then on my webserver have a php file which is able to read the cookie and display it.

I already know how to read cookies with PHP, so I dont need help with that. I just need to figure out how to write a cookie value which that can be read by a browser.

Thanks in advance.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Cookies are written to a browser in the http response header from a web site.  And you seem to know that cookies can only be read on the domain that set them.  If your program is running as a web page on that domain, any cookies you set can be read by any other language on that domain.  You can set a cookie with ASP.NET and read it with PHP.

This simple little PHP page will show all the cookies that are set for the domain that it comes from:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<title>Cookie Dump</title>
<h1>Cookie Dump</h1>
echo "<br>&nbsp;<br>";

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