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_ Get webpage source through a simple api call

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Submitted on: 1/17/2015 11:45:00 PM
By: Alan Toews (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 54 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0, VBA MS Access, VBA MS Excel
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     Nothing fancy about this, it simply retrieves the source of the url you specify. The best part about this code, is you don't need to add any controls to your code. you just drop in the module, and call one function [some string]=GetURLSource("http://[some url]") It's simple and lightweight, and with a little creativity, you could add features like daily news headlines, todays weather forecast, or stock prices to your projects. If you'e got any questions, feel free to send me a message.

 

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'Windows API/Global Declarations for :_ Get webpage source through a simple api call
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Public Declare Function InternetOpen 
Lib "wininet.dll" Alias "InternetOpenA" (ByVal 
sAgent As String, ByVal lAccessType As Long, 
ByVal sProxyName As String, ByVal sProxyBypass As 
String, ByVal lFlags As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function InternetOpenUrl _
Lib "wininet.dll" Alias "InternetOpenUrlA"(ByVal 
hInternetSession As Long, ByVal sURL As String, _
ByVal sHeaders As String,ByVal lHeadersLength As _
Long, ByVal lFlags As Long, ByVal lContext As _
Long) As Long
Public Declare Function InternetReadFile _
Lib "wininet.dll" (ByVal hFile As Long, ByVal _
sBuffer As String,ByVal lNumBytesToRead As Long, _
lNumberOfBytesRead As Long) As Integer
Public Declare Function InternetCloseHandle _
Lib "wininet.dll" (ByVal hInet As Long) As Integer
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