troubleshooting Question

Manipulate Web Page Via PowerShell

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Sam JacobsFlag for United States of America asked on
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I'm looking to manipulate a web page via PowerShell when there is no id field on the HTML element.
Let's take Google as an example ... Some elements have an id:
Element with an id... and some don't - they only have a class (or multiple) name(s):
Element with only a class name
I can use the following code to change the CSS of an element with an ID:
$SiteURL = ""   
$google = New-Object -ComObject "InternetExplorer.Application"
$google.visible = $true
# wait until doc is loaded and ready
Write-Host "Waiting for document to load "
    while ($google.ReadyState -ne 4) {
        Write-Host "." -NoNewLine
        Start-Sleep 1
$doc = $google.Document
$id = [System.__ComObject].InvokeMember("getElementById",[System.Reflection.BindingFlags]::InvokeMethod, $null, $doc, 'lga')
"Current CSS: $($"
$ = "display:none;"
... but how can I change the CSS of an element with only a class?
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