Microsoft KB Archive/171828
Article ID: 171828
Article Last Modified on 11/18/2003
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
This article was previously published under Q171828
When using the OpenURL method of the Internet Transfer Control to download files on the Internet, only part of the file downloads.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.
For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 : INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why
For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
171554 : INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
- Run Visual Basic or, if Visual Basic is already running, choose New Project from the File menu (ALT, F, N). Form1 is created by default.
Place an Internet Transfer Control (Inet1) on Form1 and add the following code:
Private Sub Inet1_StateChanged(ByVal State As Integer) Dim strMess As String ' Message variable. Select Case State ' ... Other cases not shown. Case icError ' 11 ' Get the Text of the error. strMess = "ErrorCode: " & Inet1.ResponseCode & " : " & Inet1.ResponseInfo End Select End Sub
Place a CommandButton (Command1) on Form1 and add the following code:
Private Sub Command1_Click() ' download FTP files Dim b() As Byte Dim strURL As String ' Set the strURL to a valid address. strURL = "FTP://GenericServer/FileToDownload.bin" ' Retrieve the file as a byte array. b() = Inet1.OpenURL(strURL, icByteArray) ' ** create directory on your machine with directory target Open "C:\Target\FileToDownload.bin" For Binary Access _ Write As #1 Put #1, , b() Close #1 End Sub
- From the Run menu, choose Start (ALT, R, S), or press the F5 key to run the program. Press the Command1 button to see the error when downloading the file.
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