Get HTML (page source) from url inside HandleURL

Is it possible to get an outside page html source from inside HandleURL? I see many posts explaining usage of HTMLViewer to extract HTML, but how can I do it from “App.HandleURL”?

i think you would sub class a TCPSocket or SSLSocket
then make a request there and wait for the response.
this object must be outside of a method scope because it is asynchronous.

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URLConnection to get html source from a webpage/site

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Keep in mind that neither of these solutions will run the JavaScript on the page and you will not have what you’d have with a browser or HTMLViewer.


@DerkJ URLConnection did work in my computer, but when deployed I receive the following error:

Proxy Error

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request [GET /http:/].

Reason: Error reading from remote server

Do you have any idea that could help me? I couldn’t find anything else here in forum

So this does not work?

Var con As New URLConnection
Var content As String = con.SendSync("GET", "", 60) 

If con.content <> "" Then
// does this work ?
End If

Make sure you test if .sendSync is not blocking the whole web app, i guess it’s threaded and will yield but i’m not sure about it.

I thank you.