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How to send request message from web control and vb 2017 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to automate an ad on a news paper site.

    I can log into the site.I can fill in the main category but it should populate the sub category.

    When I do it manually and inspect the web site after selection of main category it send a get message e.g.

    1. Request URL:
      https://www.thinklocal.co.za/ajax/getsubcat/21
    2. Request Method:
      GET

    The page source :

    <select class="form-control" display="none" id="sub_category" name="sub_category"><option value="0">Select your Sub-Category</option></select>

    I tried to navigate to the link but then i get new page with combo box containing all information

    Can I get help so that  can populate the combo box as it opens other categories only if it is populated

    Regards

    Cobus

    Friday, February 21, 2020 6:10 AM

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  • Although I've not tried this your best options are Selenium web automation or HTML Agility pack. Both usually don't show code samples in VB.NET but should be easy enough to read the docs to see if either will perform the task required.

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    Friday, February 21, 2020 10:50 AM
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  • Hi Karen

    Thanks for responding. I'm just VB literate and surly there must be a way to send get message to populate the combo box

    Regards

    Cobus

    Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:23 AM