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Download a File

How to download a file.

In this tip you will learn how to Rename a file and move it to another folder to archive it.

The Code prompts for all the values.

Might be worth converting to an HTA file to make it easier.

	' ---------------------------------
	' Download a file from a website
	' Author: Alex Hedley -
	' Created: 3rd November 2012
	' Updated: 
	' ---------------------------------

	 ' If you wanted the same thing everytime then you just need this one line of code.
	 ' It will overwrite the file if it already exists
	'download "", _

	'InputBox( prompt [, title] [, default] [, xpos] [, ypos] [, helpfile] [, context] )
	' If you wish to download the file more than once prompt for an amount of times to loop
	Dim TimesToDownload
	TimesToDownload = InputBox ("Loop for ? times", "Loop For?", "3")

	If TimesToDownload = "" Then
		Msgbox "You didn't chose a number.", vbCritical, "Quitting"
	End If
	For i = 1 to TimesToDownload

	' If you only wish to download it once you could comment out the above code and uncomment the below line.
	' Sending an empty string "" will keep the filename as "Test.exe"
	'downloadfile ""

	Msgbox "All Complete", vbInformation, "Complete"

	' ------------------------------
	' Script to choose a FileName
	' Calls the "download" function
	' ------------------------------
	Function DownloadFile(i)

		' Don't need a prompt for the Website as this is static, if you did you could do something like this:
		'Dim Website
		'InputBox( prompt [, title] [, default] [, xpos] [, ypos] [, helpfile] [, context] )
		'Website = InputBox ("Choose a Website Address" & vbNewLine & "and File to download:", "Website", _
		Website = ""
		' Static FilePath
		Dim FilePath
		FilePath = "D:\599CD\Sample\"
		Dim FileName
		' Increment by the loop "i"
		'InputBox( prompt [, title] [, default] [, xpos] [, ypos] [, helpfile] [, context] )
		FileName = InputBox ("Path: " & FilePath & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & "Choose a FileName" _
			, "FileName and Location", "Test" & i & ".exe")

		' Join the FilePath to the FileName
		Dim File
		File = FilePath & FileName

		' Check that the User has chosen both
		'If IsNull(Website) Or IsNull(FileName) Then
		If Website = "" Or FileName = "" Then
			'MsgBox( prompt [, buttons] [, title] [, helpfile, context] )
			MsgBox "You haven't chosen a Website or FileName", vbExclamation, "Error"
			' Call the "download" function with the website and file
			download Website, File
			' Inform the user it is complete
			'MsgBox( prompt [, buttons] [, title] [, helpfile, context] )
			Msgbox "Complete", vbInformation, "Complete"
		End If

	End Function

	' --------------------------
	' Script to download a File
	' --------------------------
	function download(sFileURL, sLocation)
		'create xmlhttp object
		Set objXMLHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.XMLHTTP")
		'get the remote file "GET", sFileURL, false
		'send the request
		'wait until the data has downloaded successfully
		do until objXMLHTTP.Status = 200 :  wscript.sleep(1000) :  loop
		'if the data has downloaded sucessfully
		If objXMLHTTP.Status = 200 Then
			'create binary stream object
			Set objADOStream = CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
			objADOStream.Type = 1
			objADOStream.Write objXMLHTTP.ResponseBody
			'Set the stream position to the start
			objADOStream.Position = 0    
			'create file system object to allow the script to check for an existing file
			Set objFSO = Createobject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
			'check if the file exists, if it exists then delete it
			If objFSO.Fileexists(sLocation) Then objFSO.DeleteFile sLocation
			'destroy file system object
			Set objFSO = Nothing
			'save the ado stream to a file
			objADOStream.SaveToFile sLocation
			'close the ado stream
			'destroy the ado stream object
			Set objADOStream = Nothing
		'end object downloaded successfully
		End if
		'destroy xml http object
		Set objXMLHTTP = Nothing
	End function

	' Sample
	'download "http://remote-location-of-file", "C:\name-of-file-and-extension"
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