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C# and Internet Explorer Automation

Posted on 2013-05-29
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I have a web page that I am loading into Internet Explorer.  I am then trying to do a “Save As” to HTML via Automation.  I have been searching for a couple days and I can’t figure out how to do this.

I have been trying to do this with Microsoft.mshtml and SHDocVw in Visual Studio.
Any direction would be greatly appreciated.
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Question by:rye004
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by:Kalpesh Chhatrala
ID: 39207685
you can try WebClient.

WebClient MyClient = new WebClient();
Byte[] MypageData = MyClient.DownloadData("http://kalpesh.biz");
string cDoc = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(MypageData);

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or

you can try browser automation like below
 
webBrowser1.Navigate("https://www.google.com/");

            while (true)
            {
                if (webBrowser1.ReadyState == WebBrowserReadyState.Complete)
                {
                    break;
                }
                Application.DoEvents();
            }
            String cDoc = webBrowser1.Document.Body.InnerHtml;

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you can save cDoc in html File.
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by:rye004
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Thank you kalpesh2804 for your response.
I did originally try “webBrowser1.Document.Body.InnerHtml”.
However it only gets the HTML from when the page was loaded.
With the “Save As” in IE it does a conversion process to save the HTML – which is what I am looking for.  If you take a website like “yahoo.com”, more content is added the more you scroll down.  If you do “InnerHtml”, it only gets the HTML that was loaded with the page.  However if you do a “Save As”, it does a conversion to view it later.
Hopefully this make sense.
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So If figured out, there is not good way to do this.  What I need up doing is calling the following:

WebBrowser. ShowSaveAsDialog();

Once the dialog shows, I do the following:
            SendKeys.Send("%t{DOWN}{DOWN}~");
           
            SendKeys.Send("%s");

I realize this is lame, but it works.
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