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Hello everyone.

Yesterday I asked a question regarding how to regex out a multiline paragraph from a html source.
Today I have found a new and better approach to my probable.

This new approach involves getting an exported .CVS File. This file contains the information I need.
I have no problems navigating through the file once we figure how to download it.

You may be thinking why not use this:
Sub SubDownloadFile()
 Dim XLocation As String = CStr("") ' As you can see this is not a direct file location.
 My.Computer.Network.DownloadFile(XLocation, (CurDir.ToString.TrimEnd("\") & "\source.cvs")) ' downloads XLocation to the current directory and names the file source.cvs
 End Sub

The website requires a user to login to it.
I am using a Webbrowser control to login and navigate through the site.
This is why I think the .DownloadFile function will not work because of the session or something.
The whole idea of my project is automation in the background.

Maybe I could just navigate to it and IDK well that would defeat its job of automation everything in the background.

Any help or advice is much appreciated.

EDIT 2013-3-21 3:40PM


I think the issue is with the sessions and cookies or something.
Is there a way to grab the session from the WebBrowser contol and use that with the Network.DownloadFile function you see above???
Posted 20-Mar-13 16:24pm
Updated 20-Mar-13 19:43pm

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Solution 1


PLease use the code snippet similar to shown below to download the remote file.

Dim XLocation As String = CStr("")
// Create a new WebClient instance.
Dim WebClient myWebClient = new WebClient();
Console.WriteLine("Downloading File \"{0}\"\n", XLocation);
// Download the Web resource and save it into the current filesystem folder.


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