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    Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    Pls show me How to copy text from any given webpage to thee ClipBoard.
    I now open the page manually and SelectAll - Copy data from File menu, but would like my program to do the copyin
    Saving text, or the webpage itself, to a text file would also do.

    My form already include WebBrowser1 control, but I have little idea how to use it!
    Last edited by Bruin 1953; February 9th, 2012 at 03:58 AM.

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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    If you search this forum, for webbrowser, I'm sure you can get info quicker than all of us typing our posts, AGAIN. Another keyword is DOM.

    Specify which version of the OS and browser, though. They're different
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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    This will get you the text of the web site cant remember how to paste into clipboard


    strURL = "http://www.forexfactory.com"
    Set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")
    objXMLHTTP.Open "GET", strURL, False
    objXMLHTTP.Send ""
    strHTML = objXMLHTTP.ResponseText ' strHTML will contain the text of website strURL

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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgacomp View Post
    This will get you the text of the web site cant remember how to paste into clipboard


    strURL = "http://www.forexfactory.com"
    Set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")
    objXMLHTTP.Open "GET", strURL, False
    objXMLHTTP.Send ""
    strHTML = objXMLHTTP.ResponseText ' strHTML will contain the text of website strURL
    Great! Thanks

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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    Wouldn't count on that last post... or two...
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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    Quote Originally Posted by dglienna View Post
    Wouldn't count on that last post... or two...
    You are probably right!
    I thought I tried it and it worked, but I am finding out that this code return HTML in the page, not the textual data itself.
    So, my request is on!

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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    You could always use the send keys method

    ctrl a to select all
    ctrl c to copy to clipboard
    Always use [code][/code] tags when posting code.

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    Re: Please: How to copy text from webpage?

    Clipboard.SetText(myvar)

    This should place the text from myvar to the clipboard.

    Check this:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/tbfb3z56.aspx


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    Last edited by Wario; March 16th, 2012 at 02:55 PM.

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