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How to Download a file using VbScript

Following is the code to download a file using Vbscript, without using QTP

This code uses the HTMLDom and URLDownloadToFile method from urlmon API.

Since VBScript does support calling Native API methods directly, here I am using  Excel macro to declare a function for the urlmon API and running the macro by Excel API from VBscript

Step1: Create a new excel and open the visual basic editor, Insert Module and paste the following code the Module, save the excel file

Private Declare Function URLDownloadToFile Lib “urlmon” Alias _
                                           “URLDownloadToFileA” ( _
                                           ByVal pCaller As Long, ByVal szURL As String, _
                                           ByVal szFileName As String, _
                                           ByVal dwReserved As Long, _
                                           ByVal lpfnCB As Long) As Long
Sub FileSave(strUrl, Des)
    r = URLDownloadToFile(0, strUrl, Des, 0, a)
End Sub

Step2: Create a VBS  and copy the below code and change the file paths

Set ie = CreateObject(“InternetExplorer.Application”)
ie.navigate “www.google.com
ie.Visible = True
WScript.Sleep 3000
ie.document.all.q.Value = “Testing + doc”
WScript.Sleep 1000
Set obj = ie.document.getElementsByTagName(“A”)
 For i = 0 To obj.Length
   If obj(i).innerText = “Testing Document” Then
      hr = obj(i).href
      Exit For
   End If

arrhr = Split(hr, “/”)
fname = arrhr(UBound(arrhr))
If hr <> “” Then
    strUrl = hr
    Des = “C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\” & fname
   Set objXL = CreateObject(“Excel.Application”)
    With objXL.Application
        .Visible = False
        ‘Open the Workbook
        .Workbooks.Open “C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Download.xls”
        ‘Include CARMA in menu, run AutoOpen
        objXL.Application.DisplayAlerts = False
        x = .Run(“FileSave”, strUrl, Des)
    End With
    Set objXL = Nothing
MsgBox “Download Completed , the location of the saved file is->” & Des
End If

Set ie = Nothing

‘Special Thanks to Chandan Ray


November 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized, VBScript and IE Automation | 3 Comments

Prompt for password entry and hide while it is being typed

some times we need to prompt input box for a password and we need to  hide a password while it is being typed.
 But it is not possible with normal VBScript . we can use the AOM for IE with VBScript to do this.

Following is the code

strPw = GetPassword( “Please enter your password:” )
msgbox  “Your password is: ” & strPw

Function GetPassword( myPrompt )
‘ This function uses Internet Explorer to
‘ create a dialog and prompt for a password.

    Dim objIE
    ‘ Create an IE object
    Set objIE = CreateObject( “InternetExplorer.Application” )
    ‘ specify  the IE  settings
    objIE.Navigate “about:blank”
    objIE.Document.Title = “Password”
    objIE.ToolBar        = False
    objIE.Resizable      = False
    objIE.StatusBar      = False
    objIE.Width          = 300
    objIE.Height         = 180
    ‘ Center the dialog window on the screen
    With objIE.Document.ParentWindow.Screen
        objIE.Left = (.AvailWidth  – objIE.Width ) \ 2
        objIE.Top  = (.Availheight – objIE.Height) \ 2
    End With
    ‘ Insert the HTML code to prompt for a password
    objIE.Document.Body.InnerHTML = “<DIV align=””center””><P>” & myPrompt _
                                  & “</P>” & vbCrLf _
                                  & “<P><INPUT TYPE=””password”” SIZE=””20″” ” _
                                  & “ID=””Password””></P>” & vbCrLf _
                                  & “<P><INPUT TYPE=””hidden”” ID=””OK”” ” _
                                  & “NAME=””OK”” VALUE=””0″”>” _
                                  & “<INPUT TYPE=””submit”” VALUE=”” OK “” ” _
                                  & “OnClick=””VBScript:OK.Value=1″”></P></DIV>”
    ‘ Make the window visible
    objIE.Visible = True
    ‘ Wait till the OK button has been clicked
    Do While objIE.Document.All.OK.Value = 0
        WScript.Sleep 200
    ‘ Read the password from the dialog window
    GetPassword = objIE.Document.All.Password.Value
    ‘ Close and release the object
    Set objIE = Nothing
End Function

The code will create the screen like this


Author: Robvan der Woude

February 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized, VBScript and IE Automation | , , , | 7 Comments