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How to open a webpage using vb.net

Posted on 2014-01-07
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How do I open a webpage and parse the results of that page using VB.net?  I want to download and parse data from a page that I open.  I only need code on how to open the page and see the results of the page downloaded.  Thanks in advance.
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Dim webClient As New System.Net.WebClient()
Dim content As String = webClient.DownloadString("http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/Q_28332710.html")

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You can parse the content variable with any parsing method that works on a String.
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Worth an A+.  Very quick response and easy to implement.  Thank you very much!
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Thanks the programmers who designed the Framework. It's far from perfect, but there is often an easy way to do stuff.

It's just that finding what you need in these 10000+ classes is not an easy task.

It comes easier after 13 years or so :-).
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