473,372 Members | 989 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 473,372 software developers and data experts.

Cannot find WebBrowser.Find

I am using Visual C# Express Beta, though I suspect that my question
has more to do with .NET than with C# specifically. I have written a
form with a Web Browser in it. At the top I have a button bar. What
I want to do is to have a [Find] button which searches for
user-entered text in the HTML document in the Web Browser.

When I run my form I can type Ctrl-F and up comes a standard Find
dialogue box which does exactly what I want - the dialogue is
presumably built into the Web Browser as I certainly didn't put it
there. My problem is that I cannot find a way to trigger this Find
dialogue programatically so I can hook it into my [Find]. I have
looked through all the WebBrowser members and also through the
WebBrowser.Document members - no joy. Neither can I find a KeyPress
event attached to the WebBrowser so I could generate an internal
Ctrl-F to set things off.

If I have to I can code my own Find dialogue, but I would rather not
do this given that there is obviously one already built into the Web
Browser.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to ways to fire up the Web Browser's
Find dialogue programatically?

Thanks

rossum

--

The ultimate truth is that there is no Ultimate Truth
Jul 21 '05 #1
4 3172
rossum wrote:
I am using Visual C# Express Beta, though I suspect that my question
has more to do with .NET than with C# specifically.


You should post to microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp and/or
microsoft.private.whidbey.csharp.language. This group (.vc.language) is a
C++ group.

-cd
Jul 21 '05 #2
"rossum" <ro******@coldmail.com> wrote in message
news:a1********************************@4ax.com...
Does anyone have any thoughts as to ways to fire up the Web Browser's
Find dialogue programatically?


In the HtmlEditor (http://www.itwriting.com/htmleditor/index.php) I do this
by casting the HTMLDocument to IOleCommandTarget and then calling exec with
IDM_FIND for the argument. This should work for the WebBrowser control too;
you could take a look at the code. Maybe there's an easier way, I'm not
sure.

Tim
How much memory does my .NET application use?
http://www.itwriting.com/dotnetmem.php

Jul 21 '05 #3
On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 20:17:04 -0000, "Tim Anderson"
<ti*****@hotmail.com> wrote:
"rossum" <ro******@coldmail.com> wrote in message
news:a1********************************@4ax.com.. .
Does anyone have any thoughts as to ways to fire up the Web Browser's
Find dialogue programatically?


In the HtmlEditor (http://www.itwriting.com/htmleditor/index.php) I do this
by casting the HTMLDocument to IOleCommandTarget and then calling exec with
IDM_FIND for the argument. This should work for the WebBrowser control too;
you could take a look at the code. Maybe there's an easier way, I'm not
sure.

Tim
How much memory does my .NET application use?
http://www.itwriting.com/dotnetmem.php

Thanks Tim and Carl for the suggestions.

rossum
--

The ultimate truth is that there is no Ultimate Truth
Jul 21 '05 #4
On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 23:38:24 +0000, rossum <ro******@coldmail.com>
wrote:

[snip question]
Does anyone have any thoughts as to ways to fire up the Web Browser's
Find dialogue programatically?

Thanks

rossum


Thanks to Alexander Shirsov on
microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.csharp I now have a solution:

webBrowser.Focus();
SendKeys.Send("^f");

That is in C#. I presume that the C++ solution will be similar to:

webBrowser->Focus();
SendKeys->Send("^f");

(Warning: C++ code not tested.)

rossum

--

The ultimate truth is that there is no Ultimate Truth
Jul 21 '05 #5

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

2
by: Orantas Gladkauskas | last post by:
Hello everybody, I'm using Visual Studio 2003. Everything was fine until yesterday. I cannot add a WebBrowser or any other COM component on windows form any more. Every time I open a form in...
4
by: rossum | last post by:
I am using Visual C# Express Beta, though I suspect that my question has more to do with .NET than with C# specifically. I have written a form with a Web Browser in it. At the top I have a button...
5
by: SPE - Stani's Python Editor | last post by:
Hi, During optimizing SPE for Ubuntu, I found something strange. I have Ubuntu 5.10 "The Breezy Badger" and unfortunately this code is not working: >>> import webbrowser >>>...
12
by: Alex Clark | last post by:
Greetings, (.NET 2.0, WinXP Pro/Server 2003, IE6 with latest service packs). I've decided to take advantage of the layout characteristics of HTML documents to simplify my printing tasks, but...
0
by: jan.loucka | last post by:
We're running Windows Forms application written in .NET 2.0 (c#). The application is single threaded app - it starts without any form (Application.run()). After that we start another application...
6
by: None | last post by:
Hi, I have an application which displays a PDF file on webbrowser control in Visual Basic. On click of a button this PDF is re-generated and overwritten. As the PDF is already open following...
11
by: kimiraikkonen | last post by:
Hi there, I needed to use MouseOver event on Webbrowser which is NOT provided by webbrowser control natively(what a disappointment), so i decided to go with another route to simulate this like: ...
11
by: AAaron123 | last post by:
I have an vs2008 app that generates a website. I have a vs2008 app that uses the webbrowser and does this: WebBrowser1.Navigate(New Uri(address)) the address is: ...
3
by: TedTrippin | last post by:
Hi, Background - I've create a windows application in VS and added a WebBrowser component and all works well. I'm now trying to do this programmatically. My application now listens on a socket...
1
by: CloudSolutions | last post by:
Introduction: For many beginners and individual users, requiring a credit card and email registration may pose a barrier when starting to use cloud servers. However, some cloud server providers now...
0
by: Faith0G | last post by:
I am starting a new it consulting business and it's been a while since I setup a new website. Is wordpress still the best web based software for hosting a 5 page website? The webpages will be...
0
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 3 Apr 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome former...
0
by: aa123db | last post by:
Variable and constants Use var or let for variables and const fror constants. Var foo ='bar'; Let foo ='bar';const baz ='bar'; Functions function $name$ ($parameters$) { } ...
0
by: ryjfgjl | last post by:
If we have dozens or hundreds of excel to import into the database, if we use the excel import function provided by database editors such as navicat, it will be extremely tedious and time-consuming...
0
by: ryjfgjl | last post by:
In our work, we often receive Excel tables with data in the same format. If we want to analyze these data, it can be difficult to analyze them because the data is spread across multiple Excel files...
1
by: nemocccc | last post by:
hello, everyone, I want to develop a software for my android phone for daily needs, any suggestions?
1
by: Sonnysonu | last post by:
This is the data of csv file 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 the lengths should be different i have to store the data by column-wise with in the specific length. suppose the i have to...
0
by: Hystou | last post by:
There are some requirements for setting up RAID: 1. The motherboard and BIOS support RAID configuration. 2. The motherboard has 2 or more available SATA protocol SSD/HDD slots (including MSATA, M.2...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.