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I have a windows form desktop application in VB.Net. I have a web link of google maps direction, if if enter this link in web browser then the browser shows the map direction and i can easily see the route map(s), distance & time. But i want to get the distance value in numeric form, such that i can store this in a variable and the show in a textbox and then save to database.

I think i explained what i want.

can anyone help me in this regards?

Muhammad Asim Mughal

What I have tried:

I have tried nothing because i have no idea.
Richard MacCutchan 12-Jan-24 11:47am    
You need to use one of the Google API features; check the Google maps documentation.

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To retrieve the distance value from a Google Maps direction link in VB.NET in 5 lines, you can use the following code:

Dim webClient As New System.Net.WebClient()
Dim response As String = webClient.DownloadString(directionLink)
Dim distanceIndex As Integer = response.IndexOf("""text"":""") + 8
Dim distance As String = response.Substring(distanceIndex, response.IndexOf(""",""", distanceIndex) - distanceIndex)
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