Add In Express for IE - Automating IE Selections

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Add In Express for IE - Automating IE Selections
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Chris King




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Does anyone know how I can automate a process of loggin in and entering some search info on a website i.e. Google?

As an example I'd like to load www.google.com, enter a string into the search field and then hit the search button.

Posted 12 Sep, 2008 06:51:45 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Hello Chris,

Unfortunately we don't have such a sample project.

Instead of loading Google's page and entering programatically a text you can build an URL with keywords and load it into a browser window. For example I used the "my keywords" sentence as terms to search for:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=my&q=keywords&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=

You can paste your words instead and load this page.

This technique may apply for your needs too.
.NET, Extended MAPI, Windows Phone & RT
Posted 12 Sep, 2008 08:05:42 Top
Chris King




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Hi Eugene,

Many thanks for your response. I was only using Google as an example, unfortunatley there are no parameters available for the site I'm interested in and a login/password must be entered.

Posted 12 Sep, 2008 09:07:51 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Hi Chris,

You are able to submit any form on the web page programatically. Just paste the login and password before in the form. For more information see the IHTMLFormElement interface.
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Posted 12 Sep, 2008 09:30:05 Top
Chris King




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Hi Eugene,

Where would I find the IHTMLFormElement interface?
Posted 15 Sep, 2008 05:20:39 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Hi Chris,

Please visit the following web page.
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Posted 15 Sep, 2008 07:45:09 Top