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Microsoft KB Archive/173264

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Article ID: 173264

Article Last Modified on 2/10/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q173264

SUMMARY

When setting the Internet Transfer Control URL, Username, and Password properties programmatically, the order in which you do it is very important. If you don't set the URL property before the Username and Password properties, you will get the following error:

Run-time error '35754'
Unable to connect to remote host

IMPORTANT: In the control shipped with Visual Basic 5.0 (not the Service Packs), the Username is sent as Anonymous if the URL property is not set first (regardless of the UserName and Password properties). So when connecting to an FTP server, you would be accessing the URL with the Anonymous credentials, not with the credentials you intended (according Username and Password Inet properties).

NOTE: The Internet Transfer Control included with Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2 is unable to make an authenticated connection using the Username and Password properties. For more information, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173265 : BUG: Internet Transfer Control (SP2) Username and Password


Workaround

This is sample code for setting the URL property before the Username and Password properties so you won't get the error described above: Inet1.URL = "ftp://YourFTPServer" Inet1.UserName = "Username" Inet1.Password = "Password" Notice the URL property is set before the Username and Password properties. Do not specify the URL again in the execute method.

This information is also documented in the Visual Basic 5.0 Readme file.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start a new Standard EXE project. Form1 is added by default.
  2. From the Project menu, click Components and select the Internet Transfer Control 5.0 into the project if it is not already loaded.
  3. Place an Internet Transfer Control 5.0 (Inet1) on Form1 and add the following code:

          Private Sub Inet1_StateChanged(ByVal State As Integer)
           Dim vtData As Variant ' Data variable.
    
           Select Case State
           ' ... Other cases not shown.
           Case icError ' 11
               ' In case of error, return ResponseCode and
    
          ' ResponseInfo.
               vtData = Inet1.ResponseCode & ":" & _
               Inet1.ResponseInfo
    
           Case icResponseCompleted  ' 12
               Dim strData As String: strData = ""
               Dim bDone As Boolean: bDone = False
    
               ' Get first chunk.
               vtData = Inet1.GetChunk(1024, icString)
               DoEvents
    
               Do While Not bDone
    
                   strData = strData & vtData
                   ' Get next chunk.
                   vtData = Inet1.GetChunk(1024, icString)
                   DoEvents
    
                   If Len(vtData) = 0 Then
                       bDone = True
                   End If
               Loop
    
              MsgBox strData
           End Select
          End Sub
    
                        
  4. Place a CommandButton (Command1) on Form1 and add the following code:

          Private Sub Command1_Click()
              Inet1.UserName = "Username"
              Inet1.Password = "Password"
              Inet1.URL = "ftp://YourFTPServer"
              Inet1.Execute , "DIR"
         End Sub
    
                        
  5. From the Run menu, click Start (ALT, R, S) or press the F5 key to run the program. Click the Command1 button, and you will see error described above.


REFERENCES

Visual Basic 5.0 Readme.hlp file; search on topic: "Internet Transfer Control: Set URL Before Password and UserName"

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