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How to Open an mhtml file using internet explorer using PowerShell Script

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I need to open mhtml file using internet explorer using PowerShell Script and search for a particular string. Is this possible in PowerShell script
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by:Qlemo
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$ie = new-object -com "InternetExplorer.Application"
$ie.visible = $true
$ie.navigate("file://c:/path/to/file.mhtml")
while ($ie.busy) {sleep -milliseconds 50}

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is the basic code to open a file or web site, and wait until completed. After that, you can access the content via $ie.
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by:SURESH0518
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Thank You. Could you provide fullcode how to search a particular string in .mhtml file. Any help is appreciated.
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Qlemo earned 250 total points
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If you want to search the text only, which is likely (no HTML tags):
$ie.document.body.innerText -like '*something*'

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will result in $true if "something" is found, else $false.
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by:SURESH0518
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This is excellent. It worked out and thanks a lot
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
and what do you want to get? Just search and if the string is in then a TRUE?
Any specific selection (e.g. Textbox,...)?

This returns true or false depending on the body html content:
$testfile = "file://d:/TestIEPS.mht"
$ie = new-object -com "InternetExplorer.Application"
$ie.visible = $true
$ie.navigate($testfile)
while ($ie.busy) {sleep -milliseconds 50} 
$docBodyHtml = $ie.document.body.innerHtml
$docBodyHtml -match "FREETEXTTABLE"

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The MHT file was created from this MSDN page:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms177634.aspx

HTH
Rainer
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by:SURESH0518
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I just want to search a string in .mhtml file and above code works perfectly
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by:Qlemo
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Did you select the wrong comment? In http:#a39820923 you thanked me, but accepted a different Expert's comment, without any obvious reason. The solutions are not really different.
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