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VB.Net Automating downloading a CSV file from a website

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Hi,

I want to write a VB.net app to automatically download a CSV file from a website.

The website is CEX.IO, and there is a "Download CSV" button at the bottom of the "Balance" page of the site. The site requires a login to get to the button but you can register on the site for free if you want to have a look.

Is it possible to automate the process of logging in to the website and downloading the file?

Thanks,

Richard
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by:Kalpesh Chhatrala
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Hi,

you need to try browser automation. i attached here with gmail/facebook login automation sample. you can easily convert it for your website.

http://lamahashim.blogspot.in/2010/09/c-automating-facebook-login-using.html

after that you need to download file.
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I've managed to log in, it's the file download that I need help with!
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by:CodeCruiser
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Do you go to the Balance page automatically after logging in? If yes, you can search for the button and simulate a click on it using code. Can you show the code you have for log in?
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No help on this issue, sadly!
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No usable answer!
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