im going to try and explain this as easy as possible, this is something i have never done with .net before

there is a login form at http://www.ritani.com/salespersons/login
it uses the post method to login.

i have a web browser control in vb.net that I want to have automatically log in to the ritani website using the POST method instead of using send keys and tabbing etc.

is this possible? if so, can someone point me in the right direction. I have google it and havent really found anything i think relates to what i want to do, or i just dont understand it.

thanks

i've done an imageshack login and used webrequest
here's my code

Public Function im_login(ByVal pageUrl As String) As String
        Dim response As System.Net.WebResponse = Nothing

        Try
            '' Setup our Web request
            Dim request As System.Net.WebRequest = System.Net.WebRequest.Create(pageUrl)


            '' Retrieve data from request
            response = request.GetResponse()

            Dim s As String
            Dim streamReceive As System.IO.Stream = response.GetResponseStream()
            Dim encoding As System.Text.Encoding = System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding("utf-8")
            Dim streamRead As System.IO.StreamReader = New System.IO.StreamReader(streamReceive, encoding)
            im_cookie = New CookieContainer

            If Not response.Headers.AllKeys.Contains("Set-Cookie") Then
                MsgBox("Login error, please check your account details", MsgBoxStyle.ApplicationModal)
                Invoke(inv2, Label2, "loginerr")
                Return " "
                Exit Function
            End If
            s = response.Headers.Item("Set-Cookie")
            Dim cookie As New Cookie
            cookie.Domain = ".imageshack.us"
            cookie.Path = "/"
            Dim temp As String = s.Substring(s.IndexOf("myid") + 5)
            Dim id As String = temp.Substring(0, temp.IndexOf(";"))
            cookie.Name = "myid"
            cookie.Value = id
            im_cookie.Add(cookie)

            cookie = New Cookie
            cookie.Domain = ".imageshack.us"
            cookie.Path = "/"

            temp = s.Substring(s.IndexOf("myimages") + 9)
            myimages = temp.Substring(0, temp.IndexOf(";"))
            cookie.Name = "myimages"
            cookie.Value = myimages
            im_cookie.Add(cookie)

            cookie = New Cookie
            cookie.Domain = ".imageshack.us"
            cookie.Path = "/"

            temp = s.Substring(s.IndexOf("isUSER") + 7)
            Dim isuser As String = temp.Substring(0, temp.IndexOf(";"))
            cookie.Name = "isUSER"
            cookie.Value = isuser
            im_cookie.Add(cookie)





            'mycookie.Add(c)


            Try

                Dim temp1 As String = s.Substring(s.IndexOf("isUSER") + 7)
                Dim us As String = temp1.Substring(0, temp1.IndexOf(";"))
                Invoke(inv2, Label2, "info" + us)
            Catch ex As Exception

            End Try



            Dim sr As String = streamRead.ReadToEnd()

            If sr = "OK" Then
                Invoke(inv2, Label2, "loggdin")
            Else : Invoke(inv2, Label2, "loginerr")
                MsgBox("There was an error, Please check your login details!", MsgBoxStyle.ApplicationModal)

            End If
            '' return the retrieved HTML
            Return streamRead.ReadToEnd()





        Catch ex As Exception
            log("HttpPage: " + ex.Message)
            Invoke(inv2, Label2, "loginerr")
            MsgBox("Connection Problem : " & vbCrLf + ex.Message, MsgBoxStyle.ApplicationModal)
            thread2.Abort()
        Finally
            ''Check if exists, then close the response.
            If Not response Is Nothing Then
                response.Close()
            End If

        End Try
        Return " "
    End Function

now you have to examine the ritani login with firebug for example and get the post params used as well as the structure of the cookies that are set.
www.getfirebug.com
Firecookie :: Add-ons for Firefox

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        WebBrowser1.Navigate("http://www.ritani.com/salespersons/login")
    End Sub

    Private Sub WebBrowser1_DocumentCompleted(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventArgs) Handles WebBrowser1.DocumentCompleted

        If WebBrowser1.Url.AbsoluteUri = "http://www.ritani.com/salespersons/login" Then
            WebBrowser1.Document.GetElementById("SalespersonEmail").SetAttribute("Value", "myCoolEmail@myCoolWebsite.com")
            WebBrowser1.Document.GetElementById("SalespersonPassword").SetAttribute("Value", "myCoolPassword")
            WebBrowser1.Document.Forms(1).InvokeMember("submit")
        End If

    End Sub

You might find this link useful.

ya all my vb6 babies are grown up i need some new ones.

hah.
thanks again

hey here is another question
your code worked flawless, and i moved on to the next page which i have a search form

input box and a submit button

<div class="module"> 
		<h2>Product Search</h2> 
		<form action="/products/search" method="post"> 
			<div> 
				<input name="data[Product][searchterm]"  size="25" value="" type="text" id="ProductSearchterm" />			</div> 
			<div> 
				<input type="submit" value="Search" />			</div> 
		</form> 
	</div>

my code:

Case Is = "http://www.ritani.com/products/search"
                Me.wbLookup.Document.GetElementById("ProductSearchterm").SetAttribute("Value", Me.strStyle$)
                Me.wbLookup.Document.Forms(1).InvokeMember("Search")

its the first form on the site but nothing is happening. filling in the input box thats all

:\

here is the ritani search site

<div class="module"> 
		<h2>Product Search</h2> 
		<form action="/products/search" method="post"> 
			<div> 
				<input name="data[Product][searchterm]"  size="25" value="" type="text" id="ProductSearchterm" />			</div> 
			<div> 
				<input type="submit" value="Search" />			</div> 
		</form> 
	</div> 
	
		
	<h2>Product Search</h2> 
 
<form method="post" action="/products/search" > 
	<div> 
		<label for="ProductSearchterm">Enter search terms</label>		<input name="data[Product][searchterm]"  size="40" value="" type="text" id="ProductSearchterm" />	</div> 
	<div> 
		<input type="submit" value="Search" />	</div> 
</form>

there is two forms. i want it to use the second form, but the first will work as well. but it isnt finding the submit button on either. i tried a few different things and nothing is working

figured it out, it was the first form with an index of 0 instead of 1. durh.

figured it out, it was the first form with an index of 0 instead of 1. durh.

Glad the link I previously posted helped. :)

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