Thread: Capturing text from ext. prog. opened by ShellExec

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    Capturing text from ext. prog. opened by ShellExec

    Hi, All!

    Here is my code so far...
    #include <vcl.h> 
    #pragma hdrstop 
    #pragma argsused 
    int main(int argc, char* argv[]) 
           AnsiString Url = 
                     "" + 
                     (AnsiString) argv[1] + "&zip=" + argv[2]; 
                     //ShowMessage( Url ); 
                     ShellExecute ( NULL, "open", "C:\\iexplore.exe", Url.c_str(), NULL, SW_SHOW ); 
          return 0; 
    I would like to somehow get into the browser window and import the HTML source into an AnsiString (or other) variable so that I can parse out the text and return the extended address' zip4 info as an integer back from the program.


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    You probably want to use some API (M$ has an API for everything) which just does an HTTP fetch of some description.

    Hopefully a real M$ programmer will be along shortly to tell you which one to use, if you haven't gone and found it already.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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