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Vb.Net equivalent of VB6 HTMLElement.Click

Posted on 2014-01-09
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Good Day Experts!

Yet another first here that I hope you can help me out with.  

I converted a little VB6 project to Vb.Net(2005).  I am having trouble with some HTML in it.

Dim x As HTMLHtmlElement
Dim xc As IHTMLElementCollection
For Each x In xc
    If InStr(x.outerHTML, "Enter") > 0 Then
        Set submitElement = x
        Exit For
    End If
Next

submitElement.Click

The trouble I am having is finding the VB.Net equivalent for the .Click on submitElement.

Please ask questions as I am out of ideas after a a few hrs of trying.

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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by:Carl Tawn
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Can you put what you are doing into context, what is it you are trying to achieve? Are you manipulating an associated web page somewhere, or is this just an arbitrary collection of elements?

I only ask because there may be a better way to achieve what you want rather than attempting a like-for-like conversion.
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by:Jimbo99999
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Thanks for your response.  I will hope to get back to this little project this afternoon.

jimbo99999
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by:CodeCruiser
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Equivalent in VB.NET would be

submitElement.RaiseEvent("Click")
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by:Jimbo99999
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Hello everyone...finally able to get back on this project.

I am just trying submitElement.RaiseEvent("Click") now and am receiving an error.
"An unhandled exception of type 'System.ArgumentException' occurred in System.Windows.Forms.dll.  Additional information: Value does not fall within the expected range".

The messagebox has two button labelled <Break> and <Continue>.  My breakpoint is now green with an error in the left margin.

Any ideas? I am starting my search now.

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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by:CodeCruiser
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Does it work with

submitElement.RaiseEvent("click")

?
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by:Jimbo99999
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Yes. I received the above error using it.
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by:CodeCruiser
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You replied "Yes" to my question "Does it work with following" but also said you received an error. So does it work or do you still receive the same error?
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by:Jimbo99999
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I apolgize, it was late when I responded.

I receive the error using submitElement.RaiseEvent("click").

I was just trying anything I could find while searching on the net.  This is working but I don't understand why:

submitElement.InvokeMember("Click")

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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Ah that should work. I knew there is a method which is used to raise events but told you about the wrong method.
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by:Jimbo99999
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Thanks for your efforts...they led to make that discovery soultion.

Have a good day,
jimbo99999
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